Cindy Goody, Senior Director of Ingredients, Nutrition and Menu Information for McDonald's USA, leads plans that align with McDonald's U.S. food strategy, provides food and nutritional science expertise, and oversees McDonald’s ingredients, nutritional and menu information development and communication processes.
Prior to joining McDonald’s USA, Goody served as a retail and clinical dietitian for HY-VEE Food Stores, Inc. Similarly, she has provided diabetes care and education in several domestic and international settings.
A registered and licensed dietitian, Goody has also been actively involved in multiple groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is the author and editor of Cultural Food Practices, a professional reference published by the Association. 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, Goody holds a Ph.D. and MBA from The University of Iowa and a M.S. and B.S. from Iowa State University.