Danielle Greenberg

Danielle Greenberg, Ph.D. FACN, is Director, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs at PepsiCo. She is responsible for internal and external communications in the areas of nutrition and scientific affairs. She has also worked with the Public Affairs and Science and Regulatory Affairs teams at PepsiCo. Dr. Greenberg’s interests are educating consumers on how PepsiCo products can fit within healthy lifestyles and be used in weight management plans. She also helps educate consumers on how to make choices for healthy foods and beverages that can include treat foods.

Dr. Greenberg began her career as an academic researcher. She was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College. Her area of research was on the physiology of obesity with specific focuses on the how dietary fats lead to satiety, the role of fat intake in obesity, the satiating potency of dietary fats, the control of food intake by brain gut peptides, and neural processes mediating food intake. She also worked for Nutrition 21, a science-driven nutritional products company.

Dr. Greenberg is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and a Fellow of The Obesity Society. She received her Doctor of Philosophy and Masters of Philosophy in Biological Psychology from The City University of New York, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Columbia University.

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PepsiCo Recognizes American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a serious disease affecting over 27 million Americans. If the current projections continue, that number could triple by 2050, according to CDC scientists. Diabetes occurs when a person’s insulin production either shuts down (type 1 diabetes) or insulin and the body’s cells no longer work together as efficiently as they should (type 2 diabetes).  In both cases the result is that glucose, the fuel that the body uses to supply cells with energy, can not enter the cells. This leads to excess glucose in the blood, causing the condition known as high blood sugar.   There is a third type of diabetes, gestational diabetes, which can develop during pregnancy. People with type 1 diabetes need insulin to help balance their blood sugars.  People with type 2 diabetes can often balance their blood sugars adequately with oral medicines.  Both forms of diabetes require a healthy diet and... Read more

Born to be fat?

It is common knowledge that genetics plays an important role in the risk for obesity. However, recent research highlights another important aspect of a predisposition to becoming overweight or obese: namely the nutritional status of mothers during pregnancy and nursing. Read more