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  • National Food Policy Expert
  • Designed and deployed Minnesota Food Charter
  • Decades of experience working with native nations, new immigrant, and minority populations focused on community health and cultural reclamation
  • Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow

Unrivaled excellence leading large-scale, multi-year change campaigns.

As Blue Zones National Food Policy Expert, Maggi Adamek, PhD, leads the company in reimagining the ways communities eat, through healthy changes to settings and systems. A highly respected national food systems expert, Maggi has worked at the intersection of food, health, and agriculture to improve public health for nearly three decades. As the developer of nationally prominent food systems success stories ranging from food hubs to statewide food charters, she has been quoted by Michael Pollan in the New York Times and has published books and peer-reviewed and popular articles on many aspects of the US food system. With her relatable and effective facilitation style, scholarly training in adult learning, and deep experience in working across diverse cultural contexts, Maggi fosters positive collaboration for groups seeking big change in their food system.

With an undergraduate degree from Carleton College and doctorate from the University of Minnesota, Maggi’s engaging and informed presentation of food systems issues is grounded in a nuanced understanding of the US food system and a keen grasp of the potential all communities have to chart a healthy food future for themselves.