Jean Wiecha, PhD, RTI International, USA
Jean Wiecha is a senior scientist at RTI International and is nationally known for her work in childhood obesity, with over 25 years of research and leadership in community, academia, and state government settings.
Dr. Wiecha focuses on fostering organizational and staff capacity to implement policy, systems and environmental changes that support health promotion and has a strong publication history in community and school-based obesity and chronic disease prevention. She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in human nutrition from Tufts University. A co-founder and co-chair of the Healthy Out-of-School Time Coalition, Dr. Wiecha led the development of the National AfterSchool Association healthy eating and physical activity standards, which have been adopted by major national youth-serving organizations serving many thousands of children and teens.
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