Annette Maggi

Annette Maggi, MS, RD, LD, FADA

Annette Maggi, MS, RD, LD, FADA, has robust experience consulting in the food manufacturing, retail and regulatory space. A frequent speaker, writer and nutrition communicator, she is always on top of the latest trends in the consumer and policy arenas. Annette is the president and owner of Annette Maggi & Associates, a strategic nutrition marketing and communications consulting firm specializing in the interface between food manufacturers and retail grocers, as well as nutrition and regulatory issues. She is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves as the Chair-elect of the Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group (DPG). On the personal front, Annette lives in the great state of Minnesota and comes from a lively Italian family that served as inspiration for her passion for food. She believes that the career of dietetics found her versus her finding it, and her passion for the field has only grown over time. Read her personal blog at

Recent posts by Annette Maggi

Canola Agriculture: Feeding Consumers’ Hunger for Food Origins
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canola flower

Today’s consumer has a strong interest in how their food is grown and produced; in fact, the definition of health and wellness now goes beyond traditional topics such as fiber and fat type to include agriculture production methods and animal welfare. This requires registered dietitians and other health educators to become more knowledgeable about animal and planet health, presenting a total view of foods when guiding consumers to build healthy eating habits. Because food crops vary in how they are grown, we are sharing five interesting facts that will help you better understand canola agriculture.

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The Ever-Changing Landscape of Food Labeling
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Nutrition labels

The political climate in the United States can impact the status of regulations, including those related to food; often democratic administrations tend to implement regulations and republican administrations are more likely to roll back or extend the implementation timing of regulations.  We have already begun to see these changes in the first months of the new administration. Learn more.

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2017 IFIC Survey Results Indicate Continued Need for Education on Fats and Oils
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shopping cart in grocery aisle

Price, convenience, taste and nutrition – they’re the key drivers of decision-making when it comes to food purchases. Within each category, there are a host of variables that change over time, such as whether consumers are willing to pay a higher price for organic and which cuisines are “in” this year. Within nutrition, insights also ebb, flow and evolve, and the International Food Information Council’s annual Food & Health Survey is a great place to track the movement. With their 2017 survey results just released at the end of May, here’s the study’s most recent insights on fats and oils.

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