CANTON, Mass., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Brands, the parent
company of Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo's, today announced the
formation of a Nutrition Advisory Board, comprised of leading experts on
nutrition, health and wellness.
The Dunkin' Brands Nutrition Advisory Board will assist the corporation
to better understand and stay ahead of health and wellness trends while
enhancing the nutritional value of menu choices available in its
restaurants. Specifically, the Board will assist Dunkin' Brands' management
with research and perspective to aid in the development and reformulation
of products that meet the evolving needs of customers while incorporating
current nutritional science.
Members of the Nutrition Advisory Board
The distinguished members of the Nutrition Advisory Board provide a
diverse perspective on the topic of nutrition today. Charter members
-- Dr. Caroline M. Apovian, M.D., F.A.C.P, Associate Professor of Medicine
and Pediatrics Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management,
Boston University School of Medicine
-- Harry Kangis, Vice Chairman, Coffee Quality Institute
-- Dr. Susan Oliverio, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts
General Hospital, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
-- Judy C C Phillips, MS, RD, LDN, Culinary Nutrition Consultant and
Program Manager, "WIN-WIN for Health," South End Community Center,
-- Dr. Nadine Sahyoun, Ph.D., RD, Associate Professor, Department of
Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park
-- Dr. Aryeh D. Stein, M.P.H., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hubert
Department of Global Health, The Rollins School of Public Health,
Doctoral Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Emory University
-- Dr. Tim Ryan, President, Culinary Institute of America
"We are very proud to announce the formation of an advisory board that
is represented by leading experts in the field of nutrition," said Joe
Scafido, Dunkin' Brands Chief Creative and Innovation Officer. "Dunkin'
Brands looks forward to collaborating with this esteemed board to further
develop a broad range of high-quality menu choices to accommodate the
evolving needs of our busy, on-the-go customers."
About Dunkin' Brands
With more than 13,000 franchises in 50 countries worldwide, Dunkin'
Brands, Inc. is renowned for its leadership in the quick quality restaurant
category. There were 7,293 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants, 5,838 Baskin-Robbins
restaurants and 280 Togo's restaurants with system-wide sales of $6.4
billion at the end of 2006. Dunkin' Brands, Inc. is headquartered in
Canton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.dunkinbrands.com.
Contact: Michelle King
SOURCE Dunkin' Brands