Megan Nechanicky, Nutrition Manager, General Mills

Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition
General Mills


Looking for your ideal career? Are you interested in learning about the different opportunities to discover where your skill sets fit? This diverse career panel will highlight some major career branches to give you a taste of the different opportunities available for you. You will have the chance to learn about the various paths that panelists took to get to where they are, ask questions and learn about the possibilities after you graduate. A trainee networking event will follow and lead into the opening reception.

Speaker/Chair Bio:

Megan Nechanicky joined General Mills in 2014 and is currently the Nutrition Manager for North America Retail and Global Health & Wellness communications. In her role, her team provides strategic direction for business and R&D partners related to health and wellness. She also leads a team focused on communications with stakeholder on the company’s nutrition commitments and advancements. In 2017, Ms. Nechanicky completed a 6-month international assignment in the General Mills Nyon, Switzerland office where she gained experience living and working within the Europe and Australian Region to build and advance nutrition science, research, and communications. When Ms. Nechanicky first joined General Mills in 2014, she led health influencer communications for some of General Mills largest brands including Cheerios, Fiber One, and Nature Valley. In this role, she delivered cutting-edge science, consumer trends, and new product development and marketing to health professionals. Prior to General Mills, Megan was the first dietitian to work at the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. In her role, she was responsible for the Department of Health and Human Services coordination of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation. Megan is a registered dietitian and holds a bachelor’s degree in food marketing from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, P.A. and a dual master’s degree in exercise physiology and nutrition from San Diego State University.