The Awegrin Institute is an independent public health consultancy which uses a global perspective to tackle health issues like obesity, food safety, sustainability and food security. With a world gone crazy with disparate voices heard through social and traditional media, The Awegrin Institute is here to bring a common sense, practical approach to separate fact from fiction in health, especially when it comes to food. Our efforts focus on identifying problems and solutions, and bridging the gap between industry, academia and advocates to achieve workable solutions that support public health and economic growth for companies. Dr. Cathy Kapica, Founder and CEO, is a public health expert, nutrition and food scientist with over 30 years experience providing strategic insights and effective tactics that support both public health and profitability. Her experience makes her a sought-after resource for anticipatory issues management and scientific advisory boards. Work includes advising organizations such as McDonald’s, PureCircle, The Global Stevia Institute, Senomyx, Institute of Food Technologists. The Awegrin Institute is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, but fulfills its mission around the world.