Susan J. Crockett

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Vice President and Senior Technology Officer for Health and Nutrition at General Mills

Susan J. Crockett, Ph.D., R.D., FADA is Vice President and Senior Technology Officer for Health and Nutrition at General Mills where she leads the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition.  Since 1999, she has been responsible for health and nutrition strategy and programs for General Mills’ businesses, health and nutrition regulatory affairs and issues management, nutrition science and research including dietary intake research and health professional communication.

With support of a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship, she completed a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota in 1987.  She has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics, is a registered dietitian, and a Fellow of the American Dietetic Association.  Crockett was Dean of the College for Human Development at Syracuse University from 1990 to 1999 and prior to that was a Department Chair and faculty member in nutrition.

She has published research about nutrition education in schools, effectiveness of nutrition interventions in rural medical clinics and communities and influence of environments on the eating behavior of children.  In 1987, Crockett received an award from the Secretary of Health and Human Services for Innovation in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for her paper, “Parent Health Education: Maximizing Impact”.  Her research has been funded by the Retirement Research Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI and NCI) and she has consulted for the Centers for Disease Control, Division of Nutrition and Division of Adolescent and School Health. 

Crockett chairs the Board of Directors of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and a member of the Food Forum that is advisory to the National Academy of Sciences.  She is active in the International Life Science Institute, secretary of the board of directors of VocalEssence (a nationally known choral singing group in Minneapolis), a trustee of United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN and on the advisory board for the Minnesota Early Learning Initiative at the United Way of the Twin Cities.