Christopher Speed, MND, APO, is a tristate area based clinical nitritionist, sietitian, health expert and Director of Omega Wellness.
Chris was the Food and Nutrition Strategist for Oldways Preservation and Exchange, where he helped increase awareness of the healthfulness of a number of traditional eating patterns which ranged from Asian to Mediterranean diets. His particular interests lay in the dietary fat intake of these diets, especially the role of seafood and omega-3 fats as well as omega-6′s.
He was the first Global Director of Food and Nutrition Sciences at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, where he provided counsel to many food brands, raw ingredient manufacturers and prepared food/quick service restaurants so that they may best navigate the ever changing nutrition landscape.
Chris founded the North American chapter of Minami Nutrition USA, where he launched a unique supercritical CO2 extracted omega-3 supplement line into key retail accounts in North America and Europe, leading to its recent acquisition by Atrium Innovation. He is a much sought after presenter on all health issues related to omega-3 supplementation, designer made supplements that take into account up-to-date nutritional science and chronic disease needs, especially as it helps consumers balance their current excess intake of omega-6′s. He is a Master of Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney, continues his academic work as an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cancer Prevention and is an adjunct Lecturer at New York University Nutrition School.
Chris sits on the Expert Panel at Mission Ready to help consumers realize the full extent to which omega-3′s can support health and wellness, to elevate the health credentials of the supplement industry and promote greater dialogue around the health crisis that lies within diets that are deficient in omega-3′s and excess omega-6′s.