Bakers Journal

Pierrette Buklis new director of food and nutrition policy for Baking Association of Canada

October 8, 2021
By Bakers Journal

The Baking Association of Canada is delighted to announce the hiring of Pierrette Buklis as Director of Food and Nutrition Policy.

Pierrette joins the Association with over 30 years’ experience in public policy, advocacy, government relations and nutrition education.

She has demonstrated talents for speaking, writing, persuading and strategic thinking and a history of making science accessible and applicable to public policy, business objectives and personal goals. She is a registered dietitian with a passion for people, and for finding and sharing food, nutrition and health insights, the BAC said in a news release.

Pierrette has a goal of making the biggest possible improvements in health via food for as many people as possible.

She has provided health leadership, science-based insights, and nutrition guidance to major food producers in Canada, in collaboration with marketing, regulatory, research and development and legal teams as well as building relationships with national health authorities, researchers and educational institutions, to open channels for communication and collaborative work.

Martin Barnett, executive director/general manager of the Baking Association of Canada speaks on behalf of the board of directors: “Pierrette is a wonderful addition to our team, and we look forward to working with her. She brings decades of experience in the technical, nutrition and food advocacy field. We feel confident that Pierrette will represent all members of the BAC, and by extension the Canadian baking industry, on all aspects of technical and nutrition policy matters.”

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