Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Activator


Dana Gunders

Executive Director


Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Activator

Dana Gunders is Executive Director of ReFED, a nonprofit focused on activating solutions to U.S. food waste. Deemed “the woman who helped start the waste-free movement” by Consumer Reports, Dana is a national expert and one of the first to bring to light just how much food is wasted across the country through her 2012 report Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40% of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill. For almost a decade, she was a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and then launched her own business Next Course to strategically advise on the topic. Some of her career highlights include authoring Waste Free Kitchen Handbook, launching the Save the Food campaign, testifying in Congress, and appearing on John Oliver. When not worrying about it professionally, she spends far too much time convincing her two young kids to eat broccoli stalks and not throw food on the floor.