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About Nutrition Notes

matto-cropNutrition Notes Blog offers insight, news and analysis on nutrition, as well as food labeling. The blog is written by Michelle Albee Matto, who worked in IDFA's regulatory department for the past eight years, most recently as assistant director for nutrition and labeling. Michelle now works exclusively for IDFA as a nutrition and labeling consultant. Contact her at

Michelle is a registered dietician and holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. She is an active member of the American Dietetic Association and the Society for Nutrition Education.

About Policy & Politics

Policy & Politics Blog offers insight and analysis on dairy policy and the politics involved in writing a new farm bill. The blog is written by Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO, and members of IDFA's legislative affairs team.

Called "one of the most formidable lobbyists in Washington" by Association TRENDS magazine, Tipton has led successful legislative campaigns to lessen government involvement in regulations that reduce dairy product marketability. She joined IDFA in 1981 and has been a senior executive for more than 20 years.