Alice Bender is the Associate Director of Nutrition Programs for the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Ms. Bender translates the science of cancer prevention into practical advice for consumers and healthcare professionals. Through AICR’s Health Professionals program she helps health providers in cancer centers and other settings stay up to date on the research on how diet, weight and physical activity link to cancer prevention and survivorship.
As a spokesperson for AICR, she keeps the public informed on cancer-preventive lifestyle choices through appearances on radio, television and in print and online news sites.
Ms. Bender led the development and implementation of AICR’s recently launched New American Plate Challenge – a web-based 12-week weight-loss program guiding individuals to lower their risk for cancer through healthful eating and moving more.
Prior to joining AICR in 2009, she provided clinical services and health promotion programming at Stanford University and the University of Georgia. She designed and taught a Peer Nutrition Education Course, training dietetics students to provide educational programs on campus.
Alice earned an MS in nutrition and public health from Columbia University Teachers College and has been active in leadership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics state and local affiliates.