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Cathy Kapica

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Cathy Kapica

Senior Vice President, Global Health & Wellness; Adjunct Professor of Nutrition
Ketchum; Tufts University
nutrition science
nutrition marketing for McDonald's
nutrition education
food product development and menu management


Cathy Kapica is a senior vice president in the Global Health & Wellness practice at Ketchum. She is one of the bloggers at Lazy Cook Crazy Cook. Previously, she was the global director of nutrition for the McDonald's Corp., where she led the nutrition effort for McDonald's worldwide. She worked closely with a multidisciplinary team on menu management, product development, supply chain, marketing and communications to promote balanced, active lifestyles in the 118 countries where McDonald's restaurants serve over 50 million customers every day. As a nutrition scientist with a doctorate in public health, she has had a distinguished career in nutrition and health promotion. Before joining McDonald's, Kapica served as senior scientist and director of nutrition education at the Quaker Oats Co., where she educated consumers, health organizations and the media on the health benefits of oats. Her academic career includes faculty appointments at Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Kapica is a registered dietitian, licensed to practice in the state of Illinois; a fellow of the American College of Nutrition; and certified in family and consumer science. She is a former spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association and is a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Heart Association, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the American College of Nutrition, the American Society of Nutrition, the Institute of Food Technologists and the Society for Nutrition Education. Kapica is a graduate of Loyola University, Rush University and the University of Illinois, all in Chicago.

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(312) 228-6863


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