Vivica Kraak, PhD, MS, RDN

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Vivica Kraak

Assistant Professor

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Vivica I. Kraak, MS, PhD, RDN is an Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition Policy in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She has 30 years of professional experience from academic and non-governmental organization settings and consulting that have focused on promoting food-secure populations within healthy and sustainable food systems. Dr. Kraaks research and teaching examine: population approaches to prevent obesity and non-communicable diseases; government and corporate accountability for healthy and sustainable food systems; public-private partnerships to address the Global Syndemic (undernutrition, obesity, non-communicable diseases and climate change); policies to encourage healthy food and beverage industry marketing practices targeted to children; and translating research into policies for government, business and civil society sectors. Email:


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