Sara Baer-Sinnott is President of Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition organization, inspiring good health by promoting traditional foods and lifestyles. She has been an instrumental figure at Oldways since its early days, joining the staff in 1992 to work on one of the first overseas Symposiums (Food, Culture and Discovery in Spain) and the first Mediterranean Diet Conference. Sara assumed the presidency of Oldways in May 2010, after the death of founder K. Dun Gifford. She develops company strategy, oversees all Oldways projects and programs, and works closely with members of the Oldways staff.
In her years at Oldways, Sara has been an integral part of Oldways’ growth and success. She has helped develop ground-breaking programs including its Traditional Diet Pyramids; African Heritage & Health program; the Whole Grains Council; Mediterranean Foods Alliance; Healthy Pasta Meals; High Five Children’s Cooking Curriculum; Culinary Travel; and many others. Sara is also co-author of The Oldways Table with Oldways’ Founder Dun Gifford.
Before joining Oldways, Sara was the Special Projects Editor at Inc. Magazine, and she’s also worked for state and federal government agencies. She has a B.A. in Economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and an M.A. in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.