DR. CHARLOTTE BILTEKOFF is Associate Professor of American Studies and Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses broadly on the values and beliefs that shape eating habits in the U.S, and specifically on the cultural role of ideas about "good" and "bad" food.
Biltekoff is the author of Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health, a book that rethinks "eating right" and what dietary advice is and does. She contributes to discussions about the meaning of food, health, and American culture as a researcher, educator, and public figure.
Charlotte is currently working on a book about the role that science and scientific authority play in the food industry response to growing consumer concerns about the food system in general, and “processed food” in particular. Biltekoff is also co-PI on The UC AFTeR Project, an NSF-funded multidisciplinary research project examining the Bay Area Agri-Food Tech sector.