Sara Rodrigues was born in Coimbra in 1970. She graduated in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Porto in 1995 and she did a Master in Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine from the University of Coimbra in 1998. She got her PhD in 2007 at the University of Porto with a thesis on “Trends and socio-demographic differences in household food and nutrient availability over the last decade (1990-1995-2000) in Portugal: regional disparities and association with mortality patterns”. Since 1998 she is a professor in the University of Porto Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences. She was a researcher in several European projects: ANEMOS - Expansion and update of existing nutrition monitoring systems; HECTOR - Eating Out: habits, determinants and recommendations for Consumers and the European catering sector; ENHR - European Nutrition & Health Report I and II; DAFNE - European Food Availability Databank based on Household Budget Surveys III and IV. She participated in the organizing of major scientific meetings in the field of public health nutrition: the II World Congress on Public Health Nutrition - I Latinamerican Congress of Community Nutrition (Porto, 2010) and the 8th International Conference on Culinary Arts and Science - ICCAS 2013 (Porto, 2013). She was a member of the Ethics Committee of the University of Porto between 2012 and 2014 and is currently a member of the Educational Board of the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Porto.