Sheila Cohn Weiss

A registered dietitian with extensive experience in nutrition communications and public policy, Cohn Weiss is a resident nutrition expert with the public relations firm Porter Novelli. Working with the company’s food, beverage and nutrition practice, she helps clients translate the science of nutrition into language consumers can understand and tools that health care professionals can use to help educate their patients and clients. Prior to her current position, she served as the director of nutrition policy for the National Restaurant Association. Cohn Weiss says she has always been fascinated by the effects of food on the body and the mind—she used to sit on the counter as a child while her mother baked to smell each and every ingredient.