Professor Cecilia Rocha

Director, School of Nutrition, Ryerson University, Canada

Cecilia is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), and the Canadian Lead of the project Scaling-up small-scale food processing for therapeutic and complementary foods for children in Vietnam, funded by Global Affairs Canada and the International Development Research Centre. An Associate Researcher at the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University, Cecilia has participated in the development of the Toronto Food Strategy (2008-2010), was a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council (2005-2011), and was the Director of the project Building Capacity in Food Security in Brazil (2004-2010), funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. She is the author of a number of papers on food policy and programs in Brazil.