Herbalife this month has made two new appointments to its Nutrition Advisory Board. The latest additions bring expertise in the areas of nutrition, food safety and sports science.
The global nutrition company has tapped Corina Zugravu, M.D., associate professor at the Carol Davila Medicine and Pharmacy University in Bucharest, Romania, and Darren Burgess, Ph.D., Head of High Performance at Australia’s Port Adelaide Football Club.
Zugravu, who also holds a Ph.D. in medical sciences, specializes in food safety and nutrition. In 25 years of research, she has authored numerous university courses and books, as well as articles in national and international magazines. Since 2010, Zugravu has been part of the European Commission, a group of specialists selected by the European Union to develop a technical point of view on various scientific documents.
“It is crucial for companies and institutions to collaborate and help promote nutrition education across the globe,” said Zugravu, who will support Herbalilfe’s initiatives in Romania. “I look forward to partnering closely with Herbalife members to ensure they have the information they need to help their customers lead healthy and active lives.”
The board’s most recent addition, Burgess, is an expert in sports science and nutrition whose work has appeared in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He also has lectured at leading Australian universities and spoken at international sports medicine conferences. Before working with the Port Adelaide Football Club, he was Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Liverpool Football Club in England.
The Nutrition Advisory Board helps to educate and train Herbalife independent members on the principles of healthy living. One of the company’s key educational initiatives is the Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, which includes stops in 15 countries across the region. Various board members join company executives and researchers at each stop to host sessions, open to the general public, on the components of nutrition and physical activity.