Parke Wilde (PhD, Cornell) is a food economist and professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Previously, he worked for USDA’s Economic Research Service. At Tufts, Parke teaches graduate-level courses in statistics and U.S. food policy. His research addresses food security and hunger measurement, the economics of food assistance programs, and federal dietary guidance policy. He has been a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Food Forum and currently is on the scientific and technical advisory committee for Menus of Change, an initiative to advance the health and sustainability of the restaurant industry. He directs the USDA-funded Tufts/UConn Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) program. Parke keeps a blog at usfoodpolicy.com. In March, 2018, Routledge/Earthscan released the second edition of his book, Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction.