Gretchen Vannice is the Director of Nutrition Education and Research for Wiley Companies, an ingredient manufacturer of US-sourced fish oils and sterols. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and considered a global expert on omega-3s research and education. With a background in clinical nutrition and health education, Gretchen translates nutrition science for daily application for industry, consumers and health professionals. At Wiley Companies, she leads education and training efforts and coordinates clinical research using omega-3 and omega-7 oils.
Gretchen is the lead author of the position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Dietary Fatty Acids for Healthy Adults. She was the first chairperson of the International Science Committee for the Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3. One of her greatest honors was being invited to present the first annual William E Connor, MD, Memorial Lecture at Oregon Health and Sciences University, entitled “Dietary Intake Recommendations for Omega-3s around the World”.
Gretchen’s career has been highlighted in The Profession of Dietetics, a Team Approach, 4th ed (Jones and Bartlett, 2011) and Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology (Cengage Learning, 2011). She has several academic publications and authored “Medical Nutrition Therapy for Psychiatric Conditions” in the 13th edition of Krause’s Food and Nutrition Care Process (Elsevier, 2011).
Gretchen is also a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Global Organization for Omega-3 EPA & DHA, Wellness in School Environments and the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids.
Gretchen earned her Master of Science in Nutrition Science from San Jose State University, completed her master’s thesis at Stanford University Medical School, and received her Bachelor of Science & Arts in Nutrition and Dietetics from Oregon State University.
Knowing the depth of science, the impact of nutrient deficiency and the health benefits of essential fat nutrition, Gretchen is passionate about improving omega-3 nutritional status in the US and around the globe.