Aug 2, 2017United Fresh names senior director of nutrition policy
United Fresh Produce Association has hired Mollie Van Lieu as senior director of nutrition policy. Van Lieu joins the association following the retirement of long-time nutrition policy leader Lorelei DiSogra.
Van Lieu is currently senior associate, government relations, at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She joined Pew in 2014, where she led federal government advocacy for the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project. During this time, she was instrumental in advancing school food policies to bring more healthful and
nutritious foods to kids.
From 2011 to 2014, Van Lieu held the position of senior education policy strategist for the National PTA, where she served as the association’s senior lobbyist handling education and children’s issues, and worked closely with United Fresh on child nutrition issues.
She began her Washington, D.C., career in 2008 on the staff of Pennsylvania Congressman Todd Platts, working on his sponsorship of the House’s 2010 Child Nutrition Reauthorization. She is a graduate of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
Van Lieu will begin work at United Fresh on Sept. 5, just in time for the association’s annual Washington Conference on Sept. 18-20.