foodcultureology, founder and director
Ann Cohen, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and innovative nutrition educator passionate about experiential learning is the program planner and organizer.
foodcultureology, chief promotions officer
Le Greta Hudson, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, an award-winning dietetics educator and Commissioner for the Commission on Dietetic Registration, is the promoter and connector.
Ann Cohen and Le Greta Hudson are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who formed their partnership over 15 years ago while waiting at the Denver airport on their way home from FNCE. Ann, an innovative nutrition educator passionate about experiential learning, is the planner and organizer. Le Greta, an award-winning dietetics educator and Commissioner for the Commission on Dietetic Registration, is the promoter and connector. Together they have developed and led 30 immersion programs for more than 500 nutrition professionals and students interested in learning about food, culture and history in Ireland and about the food and culture of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle in Italy. Their extensive networks and contacts in these countries have resulted in engaging learning experiences from program arrival to departure.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Vanessa Infante joined the foodcultureology team in 2021. She works in public health nutrition and has experience leading study abroad in Costa Rica. Vanessa brings her deep family connections to the food and culture of Portugal and Spain to help develop foodcultureology programs for 2023 and 2024.