We are excited to announce that the District’s Nutrition Education Landscape Assessment is complete!
Many of you may remember that this report is the culmination of more than 3 years of hard work by the Food Policy Council’s Nutrition & Health working group, District nutrition educators, and advocates which started with the 2019 Nutrition Educator’s Summit. At the Summit, the attendees determined that a top priority for the city would be the creation of a landscape assessment to answer the questions: “Who is teaching; What are they teaching; and What is the impact?”
In 2020, the Nutrition & Health working group partnered with Howard University to conduct this assessment. Under the guidance of Dr. Linda Thompson and Dr. Chimene Castor, Dr. Oganya Udenyi conducted the study as her doctoral dissertation. On September 14th, 2022, Dr. Udenyi presented her research and findings which assess and evaluate the nutrition education programs administered in the District by non-government entities. She also highlighted areas of action for numerous stakeholder groups to increase the impact of nutrition education in the District.
The Food Policy Council is looking forward to utilizing this report to help guide planning, policies, and decision-making in our future work.
We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all those who worked hard to make this report a reality. Dr. Oganya Udenyi for her amazing and dedicated work; Dr. Linda Thompson and Dr. Chimene Castor for advising on the project; the Chairs of the Nutrition & Health working group, Kristy McCarron, Tambra Raye-Stevenson, and Dr. James Huang; and all the nutrition educators and programmers who gave their time, knowledge, and expertise to this project.
You can read the full report here: DC Nutrition Education Landscape Assessment