About Mary Abbott Hess

Mary Abbott HessMary Abbott Hess, LHD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is a partner with Culinary Nutrition Associates. A nationally recognized expert in food and nutrition communications, she is also president of Chicago-based Hess & Hunt Nutrition Communications, Inc., which has provided consulting services to the food and health industries for thirty years. Mary has served as national chairman of The American Institute of Wine & Food and is also a former president of The American Dietetic Association, now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mary has published and spoken extensively on the influence of flavor on eating behavior and the importance of portion control. She is frequently interviewed by print and electronic media, is a popular speaker at meetings of national organizations, and has been invited to testify before several congressional committees. This is her ninth book.