USDA taps Hentges to head nutrition center

by Emily Buckley
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WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Agriculture Undersecretary, Eric Bost, has appointed Dr. Eric Hentges as director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

In this position, Hentges will oversee the development of nutrition guidance in the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

As a respected research scientist in human nutrition, Hentges joins USDA with more than 20 years of experience. Before joining USDA, Hentges was vice president of Applied Technology and Education Services for the National Pork Board, where he administered competitive research grant programs and directed the human nutrition research program.