Parke Wilde, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. An agricultural economist, Wilde’s main interests are U.S. food security and nutrition policy. Much of Dr. Wilde’s research involves analyzing data from federal food assistance programs, particularly the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). He has co-authored peer-reviewed papers and federal government reports on food spending and dietary quality among SNAP participants and the impact of new breastfeeding guidelines within the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
Dr. Wilde is past chair of the Food Safety and Nutrition Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and current member of the Food Forum of the Institute of Medicine. Prior to coming to Tufts, he held positions at the Community Nutrition Institute and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. He is the author of the blog, ‘US Food Policy: a Public Interest Perspective’, which he started in 2004, and, a textbook, Food Policy in the United States (Routledge) to be published in April 2013.
Dr. Wilde can speak about:
- U.S. food security
- U.S. nutrition policy