Jody Villecco has been passionate about Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading Quality Standards ever since she started working with the company in 1997. During her time at Whole Foods Market, she has supported standards development for all ingredient categories, including food, dietary supplements, body care, and household cleaning, continually striving to enhance the company’s Quality Standards. In her current role, her duties include providing extensive research into new and novel ingredients and emerging technologies, along with assessing environmental aspects of chemicals, packaging, and more to support decisions on standards development. An engaging speaker and teacher, Jody loves to share her knowledge about Whole Foods Market’s Quality Standards and relating them to nutrition, personal care and sustainability. Jody holds a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University and a M.A. in Nutritional Anthropology from the University of Colorado.
Principal Quality Standards Advisor, Research