are researchers and academics in food science and nutrition at Monash University.
They use The DELTA Model®
for teaching about sustainability in the Advanced Food Chemistry and Advanced Food Nutrition and Health modules in the Master of Food Science and Agribusiness at Monash University.
Flavia Mori Sarti is a Professor in Economics and Public Policy and participates in research on Complex Systems Modeling and Nutrition in Public Health. Flavia works with SNi on research examining global trade of nutrients and its implications for nutrition and health, especially its relevance in public policies for health promotion and disease prevention.
Professor of Dairy Science & Technology, Thom Huppertz uses the DELTA Model® as part of postgraduate sustainable food-based dietary guidelines teaching. Thom also supervises research on mineral bioavailability and protein quality, the results of which will inform this aspect of the DELTA Model® development.
Dr Connie Weaver is a Distinguished Research Professor in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Indiana, and CEO of Weaver and Associates Consulting, LLC. She is an elected member of The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine since 2010. She is a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. She is a member of the Science Advisory Boards of FDA, the California Prune Board, California Walnut Board, and Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation. Dr. Weaver is past president of American Society for Nutrition.
Lecturer in Pasture Science, Dr Thomas Maxwell is an Agricultural Ecologist who focuses on understanding ecological mechanisms of functionally-sustainable grazing lands, for the purpose of applied management of these agricultural landscapes in meeting the economic and social needs of humanity while maintaining the biophysical resource on which the ecosystem rests. His research aims to enhance the integrity of food production systems for provision of nutritionally-rich products in a way that provides ecological balance between human and biological needs. Tom is collaborating with Drs Nick Smith and Prof Warren McNabb on a PhD programme that will use the DELTA Model® to characterise and model the capability of different global agricultural land uses for provision of nutrition to human populations.