About This Course

This course prepares students with the knowledge and critical analysis skills necessary to navigate regulatory affairs for food claims and labeling. Participants will also explore how regulation and the underlying food laws are affected by scientific developments and changing societal values and concerns.


Jennifer Van de Ligt
Jennifer van de Ligt

PhD, nutrition, University of Kentucky 

Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt is a senior consultant with ToxStrategies. Prior to joining ToxStrategies, she served as professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota and director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute. She has an extensive background in food defense, animal feed and human food production, human and animal nutrition, systems modeling, and scientific and regulatory affairs. Dr. van de Ligt previously led global scientific and regulatory affairs of a major multinational food company. She has held leadership positions in numerous trade and scientific organizations, coauthored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and has more than 130 global patents and patent applications.

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Julie Paul

Julie Paul, RDN, is a registered dietitian and a principal scientist in Scientific and Regulatory Affairs North America Research and Development at Cargill, Inc. She supports regulatory policy development and labeling/nutrition projects for many of the Cargill® brands and private label companies. Her love of food and culinary arts drive her interest in food safety and promoting scientifically based information to consumers. Over the past 20+ years, Julie has held regulatory and management positions at ConAgra Brands, The Pillsbury Company, and General Mills, Inc.

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