May 23, 2017

DiSogra to be honored at Women in Produce reception

Lorelei DiSogra, Ed.D., R.D., vice president, nutrition and health at United Fresh Produce Association, will be the honoree and featured speaker at the Reception Honoring Women in Produce, Wednesday, June 14, at United Fresh 2017 in Chicago. DiSogra is retiring at the end of May.

Prior to her decade of service to the industry at United Fresh, DiSogra was the director of the National 5 A Day Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from 2001-2005, vice president of nutrition at Dole Food Company from 1991-2001, and the director of intervention for the California 5 A Day Campaign from 1985-1991.

The Reception Honoring Women in Produce is held each year in conjunction with the United Fresh convention and expo. The event recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects one individual to share her personal experience of service. The featured speaker is selected from nominations submitted by United Fresh members across the industry. Nominations are evaluated by a committee of past honorees and United Fresh officers based on the candidate’s involvement in the industry, contributions to the industry and inspiration for others working in the industry.

“Lorelei has been a relentless advocate for the produce industry in service to a greater public health mission,” said United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel. “She has worked tirelessly to increase children’s fresh fruit and vegetable consumption throughout her career. I’m thrilled that a distinguished group of past honorees wanted her to share her passion that has inspired so many of our industry members over the last four decades.”

DiSogra holds a Doctoral Degree in Nutrition Education and a Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition and Nutrition Education from Columbia University and is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Public Health Association.

Tickets are required for the Reception Honoring Women in Produce, and are included in the All Access Package. For more information about the reception, email United Fresh Senior Director of Member Programs & Education Amanda Griffin at [email protected], or call 202-303-3412.