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EWG’s Food Scores Database Explained: Part 1

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: Nneka Leiba explains how the Environmental Working Group’s Food Scores Database can tell people about the food they’re cooking and eating.
Air Date: 8/4/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: Nneka Leiba, M.Phil, MPH
Nneka-LeibaNneka Leiba has a passion for the environment and environmental issues. This passion led her to earn several related degrees, including a Master of Philosophy in zoology from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She joined the EWG team in 2006 and works on many toxics issues, including cosmetics and water quality. She has appeared on CNN and several local television stations talking about consumer exposure to toxic chemicals and has been quoted in a wide range of national publications including TIME, Yahoo News, and Huffington Post. In 2009 she was named a “Green Game Changer” by O Magazine for her unique research for EWG.
EWG’s Food Scores Database Explained: Part 1
With a passion for environmental issues, Nneka Leiba works at the Environmental Working Group as the Deputy Director of Research.

In this segment, she joins Dr. Darria to explain how EWG’s Food Scores Database rates products and foods and how consumers can use this information to buy foods that are environmentally-friendly as well as more nutritious.

Click here to listen to Part 2 of the interview.
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