Cindy Goody is the Chief Nutritionist for McDonald’s USA. In this role, Goody develops plans that align against McDonald’s U.S. food, ingredient and nutrition strategies; provides nutritional science expertise to McDonald’s U.S. system and oversees McDonald’s nutritional information development and communication processes.
Prior to joining McDonald’s USA, Cindy served as a retail and clinical dietitian for HY-VEE Food Stores, Inc. in Iowa City, IA. She has also been actively involved in the Diabetes Care and Education & Food and Culinary Professionals Practice Groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has also served as a faculty member for the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education.
A former Peace Corps Volunteer, she holds a Ph.D. and MBA from The University of Iowa and an M.S. and a B.S. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics from Iowa State University. She completed her dietetic internship at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.