About us

A little bit about us…

Founded by Beth Johnson in 2010, Food Directions operates at the intersection of food policy where science, legislation, and regulation meet. With health professional credentials, scientific expertise, and a thorough understanding of the interconnectedness of the legislative and regulatory process, we help our customers navigate the cluttered, and sometimes overwhelming, food policy environment to minimize costly burdens and maximize opportunities. Headquartered in Washington, DC with deep relationships within federal agencies like FDA and USDA, and on Capitol Hill, Food Directions can closely follow all issues related to agriculture, food safety, and nutrition policy. At the state, federal, and international level, Food Directions is plugged into the ever-changing food policy dynamic and keeping a close eye on consumer trends.

Registered Dietitians
Masters Level Educated
Government Experience

The FD Team

A little more about us…

Beth Johnson, MS, RD
Principal and Founder

Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson, MS, RD, Principal + CEO, founded Food Directions LLC in 2010.

Maggie Gentile, MS, RD, LD
VP of Food + Nutrition Policy

Maggie Gentile, Vice President of Food + Nutrition Policy, joined Food Directions in 2011.  

Lindsay Yarabek, MS, RD, ATC
Sr. Director of Food Policy & Scientific Affairs

Lindsay Yarabek, Sr. Director of Food Policy + Scientific Affairs, joined Food Directions in 2014.

Kim Thompson, MS, RD
Senior Manager of Food Policy

Kim Thompson, MS, RD, Senior Manager of Food Policy, joined Food Directions in 2017.