Kate Farms has named Christina J. Valentine, MD and RD, as its new Chief Medical Officer. The appointment comes as the company seeks to expand its product offerings and reach more customers. Dr. Valentine brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked as a physician and registered dietitian for many years. In her new role, she will oversee the development of new products and ensure that Kate Farms’ existing offerings meet the highest standards of quality and safety. Overall, the company is optimistic about the future with Dr. Valentine at the helm of its medical leadership team.
Dr. Christina J. Valentine, MD, MS, RDN, FAAP, FASPEN, brings a wealth of expertise in pediatrics, neonatology, nutrition, and clinical research to her role as Chief Medical Officer at Kate Farms. With over 20 years of clinical experience, she is a board-certified physician and registered dietitian. As a professor and neonatologist at the University of Arizona, Dr. Valentine has contributed significantly to the fields of pediatrics and nutrition sciences.
Previously, she served as the Chief Medical Officer, Medical Affairs at Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition. Dr. Valentine’s research focuses on nutrition interventions that promote lifelong health and optimize the economic value of food as medicine. Her groundbreaking study on the impact of omega 3 fatty acid-Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in pregnant women demonstrated a reduced risk of preterm birth and potential cost savings of billions of dollars.
Currently, Dr. Valentine’s work revolves around ensuring adequate fatty acids, amino acids, and micronutrients in adults and children to improve overall health, including the microbiome, physical wellbeing, cognition, mood, behavior, and healthcare costs. Her profound understanding of healthcare economics and the direct connection between nutrition and health has made her an invaluable asset to Kate Farms in their mission to support individuals battling or treating chronic illnesses.
This strategic move aims to further strengthen Kate Farms’ commitment to providing innovative and high-quality healthcare solutions.