Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator


Saskia de Pee

Senior Technical Advisor Nutrition

World Food Programme

Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator

Saskia de Pee is Senior Technical Advisor for Nutrition at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) where she leads the ‘Fill the Nutrient Gap’ team, is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. She has worked in public health nutrition for more than 20 years, co-authored more than 150 scientific publications and holds a PhD in Nutrition from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

The practical application of nutrition science, at the interface with disciplines such as food technology, anthropology, economics, climate change and in collaboration with stakeholders from government, private sector, donors and academia, to achieve sustainable solutions for sustainable, healthy and nutritious diets, is her passion. Prior to joining WFP she worked fo Helen Keller International in the Asia Pacific region for 10 years.