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Ms. Krista Esslinger

Nutrition Advisor, Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Krista Esslinger is a nutrition advisor working in dietary guidance at the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion.  She joined the Office in 2001 and was part of the team that produced Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide in 2007.  In particular, she worked on the technical team that developed the recommended eating pattern through a modelling approach, as well as issues primarily relating to the application of nutrient reference values into dietary guidance policy. Ms Esslinger was the coordinator of Health Canada's Expert Advisory Committee on Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and has more recently been involved in a joint US-Canada working group examining issues relevant to the next phase of the DRIs.