Sports Medicine Weekly is proud to announce that one of its valued partners, Karen Malkin, a leading integrative health coach and lifestyle practitioner, has joined the EWG board of directors, further raising the group?s profile as the nation?s leading nonprofit research organization advancing the importance of healthy foods free from toxic chemicals.

?Karen?s longtime commitment and expertise in helping people make healthier choices for themselves and their families aligns seamlessly with the core mission of EWG,? said the group?s president, co-founder and fellow board member, Ken Cook. ?The advice and guidance around healthy diets Karen delivers could be found on some of EWG?s websites.?

?I have closely followed the work EWG has done pushing industry and the government to make healthy food more available and accessible, and I have relied on much of EWG?s research in my own work,? said Malkin. ?I am excited to be part of such an important organization, and look forward to working with my fellow board members to build on their already incredible work.?

Malkin has a private health coaching practice in Chicago. As co-founder and CEO of MCT Foods, LLC, Malkin developed a line of high-quality vegan protein blends, MCT oil and superfood bars. She is the author of the ?14 Day Transformation? series including ?Toxin Takedown.?

Malkin serves on the advisory council for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Medicine; the board of directors for Gardeneers, an organization that sustains and provides curriculum for Chicago Public Schools; and the advisory board for Spiral Sun Ventures, a mission-based capital fund investing in health and wellness products.

?Karen will undoubtedly bring her passion and energy to EWG?s board, and will be an important voice as we continue to take on new challenges and opportunities,? added Cook. ?Karen?s fellow board members and I are thrilled she?s agreed to help chart our course going forward.?

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