The American College of Nutrition — a nonprofit professional society of medical doctors, nutrition researchers, and nutrition representative of food companies — has named Greg Miller president for the 2001-2002 year. Miller is currently the senior vice president of nutrition and scientific affairs for Dairy Management Inc.

Miller’s appointment to the American College of Nutrition (ACN) is important for the dairy industry as ACN is recognized as an independent voice of sound science when special interest groups challenge the health and nutrition benefits of dairy products.

“Dr. Miller’s appointment to the influential nutrition organization is testimony to his leadership and hard work through his nine-plus years with the National Dairy Council,” said Tom Gallagher, Dairy Management Inc.’s chief executive office.

As ACN president, Miller will work to focus that organization to form positions on human nutrition that use sound science to demonstrate the value of healthy diets that include dairy products. He also plans to further activate the National Nutrition Alliance, an industry subgroup within ACN that can become an influential source of nutrition information to health professionals and nutrition policy makers.

A primary goal of ACN is to apply enhanced knowledge of nutrition and metabolism to health and the treatment of disease, and to encourage the inclusion of nutrition education in all medical schools. Miller will serve as ACN president until October 2002 and will remain on the executive committee until October 2003.

Miller has been with DMI for nine years and holds a doctorate degree in nutrition and toxicology from the Pennsylvania State University. He also serves on the board of the U.S. National Committee of the International Dairy Federation; and holds membership in the American Society for Clinical Nutrition; the Institute of Food Technologists Nutrition Division; the American Dairy Science Association and the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids.

Dairy Management Inc.