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Matt Pikosky, Ph.D., RD, FACN

Dr. Matthew Pikosky is Vice President of Nutrition Marketing and Affairs for National Dairy Council. He is a Registered Dietitian with 12 years of nutrition research and scientific communications experience across government, non-profit and food and beverage industry.

In his current role, Matt leads the development and management of partnerships with various nutrition and fitness professional organizations to educate and engage thought leaders on the latest science supporting the health benefits of dairy foods and ingredients.

Matt also works with leaders in the restaurant and foodservice industry to provide nutrition guidance to help drive menu and product innovations featuring dairy.

Prior to joining the National Dairy Council, Matt served as a Senior Scientist in the Applied Medical Nutrition Science group at Nestlé Health Science, was the Director of Research Transfer and Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Dairy Management Inc. and served as a Research Physiologist at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a Ph.D. in Nutrition all from the University of Connecticut where his research focused on defining optimal protein intakes for endurance athletes and physically active adults.