Dr. Shreela Sharma
Co-founder, Brighter Bites
Dr. Shreela Sharma is co-founder of Brighter Bites, a nonprofit organization that converts food waste into a public health opportunity by purposefully channeling reclaimed produce using a food co-op concept along with hands-on nutrition education in school and at home to low-income children and families. She is also Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Texas, School of Public Health in Houston, TX. Dr. Sharma is a behavioral epidemiologist with specific interest designing and evaluating sustainable, community-centric interventions to address food insecurity and childhood obesity in underserved populations and has a robust research program in this area. Dr. Sharma has a PhD in Epidemiology, masters in physical therapy and is a registered dietitian in the state of Texas.
2018 Summit Session: Make Vegetables Great Again