Marianne Smith Edge, RDN
Founder and Principal
The AgriNutrition Edge
Building Links Along the Food Chain: Enhancing the Sustainability Conversation
Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND is Founder and Principal, The AgriNutrition Edge, a consultancy committed to assisting food, health and agriculture organizations better understand and navigate the changing food and consumer environment through strategic positioning and communications. Marianne is an agriculture native and 6th generation farm owner living with the values and appreciation of the food- dairy farm connection since the day she was born and advancing science and nutrition thought leadership for her entire professional life.
Prior to founding The AgriNutrition Edge, Marianne served as Senior Vice President, Nutrition & Food Safety Communications and Senior Advisor, Science & Consumer Insights for the International Food Information Council (IFIC) in Washington, DC. Before joining IFIC, she was the owner of MSE and Associates, LLC providing strategic nutrition and foodservice consulting services for the food and healthcare industry. Marianne brings over 30 years of experience to her clients as an experienced communicator, strategic planner, and facilitator. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker in consumer insights and food systems and sustainability issues.
Marianne is a former president of The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and a member of the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).