Melvi Todd, a PhD candidate at the ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, is working to gain insights into how food labels could be improved to help consumers make more informed choices. Todd has more than 12 years' experience in research and development. She has worked for local and multinational companies. Her educational background lies in science as well as business. After obtaining both her BSc and MSc degrees in food science (both cum laude) at Stellenbosch University (SU), Todd decided to shift lanes and incorporate an understanding of business and management into her career. In 2009, she studied project management at SU's Business School (USB), followed by the New Managers Development Programme at the same institution. She also completed her packaging diploma at the Institute of Packaging of South Africa and an MBA at USB (cum laude). In her PhD, she focuses on multi-stakeholder perspectives on food labels and the future of healthy eating.