Cheryl Toner, M.S., R.D.N., is Director of Food Sector Engagement for the American Heart Association (AHA). She is responsible for overall food sector strategy, including oversight of the Foodscape Innovation initiative and Industry Nutrition Forum. Prior to joining AHA, Ms. Toner led CDT Consulting, LLC, providing strategic counsel and program management services to organizations and companies around the nexus of food and health, integrating insights from research, policy, health influencers, consumers, and the food and nutrient supply chain from farm to retail. She completed a 3-year fellowship with the Nutritional Science Research Group in the Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute, where she supported a public/private initiative on "Enhancing Translation of Nutrition Science from Bench to Food Supply," and served as Director of Health Communications with the International Food Information Council in Washington, DC. Ms. Toner has been an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 20 years, serving in leadership for the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition and Dietitians in Business and Communications dietetic practice groups, Northern Virginia and District of Columbia affiliates, and the New Member Advisory Committee. She earned a B.S. in nutrition at the University of Houston with a minor in Spanish and M.S. in nutrition at Texas Woman’s University, and completed her dietetic internship at the Houston Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.