Falk College hosts food systems consultant and speaker, Dr. Kate Clancy, September 22

The Falk College Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition will host food systems consultant and speaker Kate Clancy, Ph. D., Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Falk Room 100 for her lecture, “Looking at Food Security in the Northeast Region Through Different Lenses.”

Dr. Clancy is currently a food systems consultant, visiting scholar at the Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, adjunct professor at Tufts University, and senior fellow in the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota. She worked as a nutrition and policy advisor at the Federal Trade Commission, and at the Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Dr. Clancy developed a graduate course on food systems in 1982 and since then has published, taught, spoken, and consulted widely on sustainable agriculture, food systems, and food policy with government agencies, universities, and nonprofits around the country. She has promoted the idea of sustainable diets since 1983.

She has served on many boards including the Society for Nutrition Education, Bread for the World, and the Food and Drug Administration Food Advisory Council. She is the deputy director of the USDA-funded five-year EFSNE food systems project in the Northeast United States, and engaged with many initiatives including Agriculture of the Middle and It Takes a Region. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine committee that published a framework to assess the health, environmental, social, and economic effects of the U.S. food system.