Marisa Iocco | Chef
Alexandra Papadopoulou | Ambassador of Greece to the U.S.A.
Ronald E. Kleinman, MD
Physician in Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
Ronald E. Kleinman, MD, is Physician in Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kleinman’s major areas of research interest include gastrointestinal immunology, nutrition support of infants and children, and nutrition and public health policy. Dr. Kleinman’s professional affiliations include the American Gastroenterological Association, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), and American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research. He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, chapters, monographs and editor of 5 textbooks. Dr. Kleinman was a founder and past president of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. He has been a member of the Medical Advisory Group on Diet and Nutrition Guidelines in Cancer for the American Cancer Society, the National Cholesterol Advisory Committee of the National Heart Lung, Blood Institute, a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committees on Standards for School Meals, the Science of Adolescent Health and Medicine, the Impact of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health, and Obesity Prevention for young Children, and is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Evidence Synthesis, and Communications in Diet and Chronic Disease Relationships. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the David Ortiz Childrens’ Fund, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Global Child Nutrition Foundation, member of the Board of Directors for the Agriculture and Food Systems Institute, member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF New England Regional Board, member of the Board of Trustees for the Genetic Literacy Project, member of the Board of Trustees for the European Biomedical Research Institute, Salerno, Italy and is a past Chair of the Board for Project Bread, Boston and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts General Hospital Physicians Organization. He was the Chair of the NIH/NICHD Workshop Planning Committee for the Dietary Guidelines: Birth to 24 Months, and served as Vice Chair for the USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines 2020 Advisory Committee. Dr. Kleinman is a member of the External Advisory Board (EAB) for the Obesity Research Center at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kleinman has served as Chair of the Committee on Nutrition for the American Academy of Pediatrics and is the editor of the 4th-8th editions of the Academy’s textbook, Pediatric Nutrition, and served as the founding Editor-in-Chief for Current Pediatrics Reports.