Nutrition & Food System Education

Co-Chairs:

  • Tambra Raye Stevenson
  • Kristy McCarron
  • James Huang

Goals, Progress, and Current Projects:

LONG TERM – Assess the current state of food system education in DC and collaborate with partners to expand and systematize it as a core part of education for DC’s youth.

2020 Priorities for Food Policy in the District: 

  1. Conduct a DC nutrition education landscape analysis. At the DC Nutrition Educators Summit in July 2019, educators called for a comprehensive summary of nutrition education programs in the District to better understand the gaps and opportunities for expanding access to nutrition and food system education for District residents.
  2. Enhance collaboration among DC nutrition educators. At the DC Nutrition Educators Summit in July 2019, educators expressed the need for shared resources including: curriculum, evaluation metrics, funding coordination, and asset mapping. A well-organized collaborative approach will enable food and nutrition educators to achieve their goals.
  3. Increase connections between the healthcare sector and nutrition and food system education. Healthcare providers are currently unaware of many nutrition education resources available to patients. To address that gap, the Council plans to research national best practices on referrals to nutrition and food system education and encourage collaboration between educators and clinicians to learn needs and opportunities.