Catherine Leclercq, PhD

Nutrition Officer

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Dr. Catherine Leclercq is a nutritionist and expert of food consumption studies and dietary assessment. She was previously a senior researcher at the Italian Agricultural Research Council. She served for more than ten years as Member of a Panel of the European Food Safety Authority and on FAO/WHO expert Committees as expert of dietary exposure to food chemicals. She joined the Nutrition Division (ESN) at the Head Quarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in August 2013. Dr. Leclercq is leading the development of a new tool FAO/WHO GIFT (FAO/WHO Global Individual Food consumption Tool), which is aimed at dramatically enhance the use of existing individual food consumption data for nutrition and food safety purposes worldwide. This tool will answer key information needs of policy makers at country, regional and global levels in the field of nutrition and food safety.