Johnny Adamic

Johnny Adamic, MA conducts obesity and chronic disease prevention in New York City. He helps under-served NYC communities by increasing their access to healthy, affordable and fresh foods; educates communities about healthier, non-sugary beverage options and the health risks linked to sugary beverage consumption; and helps create opportunities for New Yorkers to achieve physical activity on a daily basis (e.g., promoting the stairs; active transportation, playstreets for children, etc.).

Johnny earned his Master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University (NYU) in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public health in 2010. Prior to the program in 2009, he studied at the University of Bologna, Italy in the Master’s program, “La Storia è Cultura d’Alimentazione” or “The History and Culture of Food and Nutrition.”

Before graduate school, Johnny had been living in Italy off and on assisting his maternal family with their two restaurants in the central region of Abruzzo and teaching English in both Rome and Bologna. In the summer of 2008, Johnny worked as a shepherd in the southern region of Molise, Italy. He herded sheep on horseback with a husband and wife team and assisted in the production of pecorino and ricotta cheese.

Johnny earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. A triple major, he studied Journalism: Strategic Communications; Communication Arts: Radio-TV-Film; and Italian Literature, and studied at the University of Bologna, Italy his junior year. Johnny also performed as Wisconsin’s mascot, Bucky the Badger, his sophomore year.

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