Jean Wiecha, PhD, RTI International, USA

Jean Wiecha

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.  

Twitter: @JeanWiecha.

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