Greene, 20 years old, is a junior majoring in Public Relations and minoring
in Health Science at the University of Florida. She is a member of the
Golden Key Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta. She also mentors a fourth-grade
girl weekly at M.K. Rawlings Elementary School, as part of C.H.A.M.P.S.
(Collegiates Helping as Mentors in Public Schools). Lisa has also been
a public relations intern at the Career Resource Center since May 2001.
enjoys all kinds of fitness activities, including weightlifting and running.
In the summer of 2002, she will participate in an internship at a public
relations agency in Miami. After that, hopefully she will decide what
path she wants to pursue in public relations.
Side Note: As a public relations major, I chose this topic because the food pyramid was and is a project handled by government public affairs professionals. As the food pyramid continues to come under fire, PR practitioners are going to have a lot of work on their hands. They will also have to continue to inform the public about how to practice healthy lifestyles. Scientists and researchers conduct the actual research, while PR practitioners must convey the results in layman's terms to the public. One organization, the Food Marketing Institute, has a government and public affairs department that is in charge of handling press releases, crisis management and consumer affairs. Organizations like this one will continue to play a major role in the agriculture and manufactured food industry.