Graduate Student Spotlight – Nicki Briggs
Nicki Briggs MS, RD received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida FSHN department with a specialization in dietetics and is now the Director of Communications at Chobani Greek Yogurt where she combines her nutrition background with her passion for good food and healthy living. At Chobani, she heads their nutrition programming, including health care professional outreach and strategy. She also leads their social media and public relations efforts.
Nicki received a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida. She then completed a dietetic internship at Tufts University Medical Center’s Francis Stern Nutrition Center and received a Master’s degree in Nutrition Communication from the Tufts University Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Her paper “Reporting on the Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trials: Did the Media Make the Grade?: A Content Analysis and Commentary on Communications About the Women’s Health Initiative” was published in Nutrition Today in 2008.
No stranger to the media, Nicki has been quoted in several publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Fitness, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Redbook, Baking & Snack, Gourmet Retailer, Health, Shape, Grocery Store Headquarters, Today’s Dietitian, and Intermezzo. Briggs is also onthe review board for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and is the Restaurant and Retail Subgroup Chair for the Food and Culinary Professional Dietary Practice Group.
Prior to joining Chobani, Nicki was the Program Manager of Oldways Mediterranean Foods Alliance, a non‐profit health advocacy group that works with health professionals, scientists, food industry professionals, chefs, and media to change the way people eat through a Mediterranean Diet. In this position, she created targeted media campaigns and lead innovative consumer outreach activities.