Hank Cardello

Former Senior Fellow and Director, Food Policy Center

At A Glance:

Hank Cardello is a senior fellow and director of the Food Policy Center at Hudson Institute.

Biography

Hank was senior fellow and director of the Food Policy Center at Hudson Institute.

He is a former food industry executive whose mission is to drive practical public policies on food and obesity issues and to guide business on how to profitably transition to better-for-you products.

Mr. Cardello is the author of Stuffed: An Insider's Look at Who's (Really) Making America Fat, and the landmark report, "__Better-For-You Foods: It's Just Good Business__":https://www.hudson.org/research/8423-better-for-you-foods-it-s-just-goo…. Most recently he served as architect for the confections industry commitment to reduce portion sizes and sell fewer calories.

For over three decades, Mr. Cardello was an executive at some of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, including president of Cadbury-Schweppes’ Sunkist Soft Drinks, vice president of marketing for Canada Dry, director of marketing for Coca-Cola USA, and brand manager for Anheuser-Busch and General Mills. He has served as chief executive officer for several nutritional food ingredient companies and, in 2000, was identified as a “Top 10 Innovator” in the nutritional foods industry. Mr. Cardello was also co-chair of the Global Obesity Business Forum, a public-private initiative sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mr. Cardello has written in numerous publications, including the __Wall Street Journal__, __New York Times__, __Washington Post__, __The Economist__, and __Time__, as well as appeared on major broadcast networks, including CNN, the BBC, Good Morning America, and CNBC. He holds his B.S. (magna cum laude) in materials science and metallurgy from Lehigh University, and an M.B.A. in marketing from the University of Pennsylvania' Wharton School.

Events
10
June 2020
Past Event
Video Event | How Coronavirus Is Remaking the Food Industry
Featured Speakers:
Alison Bodor
Hank Cardello
Larry Kohl
Doug Rauch
10
June 2020
Past Event
Video Event | How Coronavirus Is Remaking the Food Industry

**__Please be advised: This event will be premiering at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 4. You may view this event on Hudson’s website at or after it

Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Alison Bodor
Hank Cardello
Larry Kohl
Doug Rauch
14
June 2018
Past Event
Why They Buy: Fighting Obesity Through Consumer Marketing Research
Featured Speakers:
Hank Cardello
William Dietz
Tracey Massey
14
June 2018
Past Event
Why They Buy: Fighting Obesity Through Consumer Marketing Research

William Dietz, Tracey Massey, and Hank Cardello discuss food policy.

Thursday 7:45 - 8:50AM
Featured Speakers:
Hank Cardello
William Dietz
Tracey Massey
02
March 2015
Past Event
How Food Executives Think: From Profit Margins to New Products
Featured Speakers:
Hank Cardello
Lisa Gable
Wendy Johnson-Askew
Richard Black
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March 2015
Past Event
How Food Executives Think: From Profit Margins to New Products

Hank Cardello leads a dialogue between the food industry, public health advocates, and consumers to reverse the obesity epidemic in the U.S.

Monday 8:30 - 10:30AM
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Featured Speakers:
Hank Cardello
Lisa Gable
Wendy Johnson-Askew
Richard Black
26
February 2015
Past Event
Building a Healthier Future Summit 2015 - Executive Tell All: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities
Featured Speakers:
Hank Cardello
Apu Mody
Andrew McMillin
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26
February 2015
Past Event
Building a Healthier Future Summit 2015 - Executive Tell All: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities

The Building a Healthier Future Summit is one of the nation’s premiere gatherings of health experts, policy makers and business and industry leaders

Thursday 10:30 - 1:00PM
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Featured Speakers:
Hank Cardello
Apu Mody
Andrew McMillin