Jo Jewell, MSc
  • Nutrition Specialist, Childhood Overweight Prevention
  • New York, NY USA


Jo Jewell oversees the UNICEF Nutrition Section’s pillar of work on overweight and obesity prevention among children and adolescents. He will be responsible for supporting country offices to implement the UNICEF guidance in this are. Jo joined UNICEF from the WHO Regional Office for Europe, where he worked as a Technical Officer for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity since 2014. Prior to WHO, Jo held roles as Policy and Public Affairs Manager at World Cancer Research Fund International, based in London, and as Policy Coordinator at the European Public Health Alliance in Brussels. He has a first degree in European politics from Trinity College Dublin and has a Masters from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics in Public Health Policy, Planning, and Financing. His experience and publications mainly relate to food policies for the prevention of overweight and the promotion of healthy diets.