Chobani hires former Obama advisors and ‘MyPlate’ directorGreek yogurt producer Chobani is boosting its leadership team adding Robert Post as senior director for nutrition and regulatory affairs to help drive the brand’s nutrition strategies and promote the mission of “providing better food for more people.”

Post brings more than 30 years’ experience in nutrition and previously served as an advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama and collaborated on the White House Let’s Move! initiative. Post also served as acting executive director for USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, where he directed the evolution of the food pyramid to the next generation MyPlate initiative.

“Making nutritious foods has been a core part of our brand since day one and Robert’s life work embodies our vision and mission for better food in America that is accessible for all,” said Alejandro Mazzotta, vice president of global quality, food safety, and regulatory affairs. “Robert brings with him unique experiences from both inside and outside the beltway and is further testimony to our investment in nutrition as a modern and fast-growing food company.”