June State-of-the-Science

Date time: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Please note: Times listed are in EST. 

Title: USDA's Actions on Nutrition Security

Please join us on Monday, June 13th @ 9am PT/12pm ET for a special NOPREN State-of-the-Science webinar highlighting the USDA’s newly released report, USDA’s Actions on Nutrition Security. This report summarizes how the USDA is leveraging its existing authorities, resources, and touchpoints to support nutrition security, which means all Americans have consistent and equitable access to safe, healthy, affordable foods essential to optimal health and well-being.

Speaker: Sara Bleich, PhD

Dr. Sara Bleich is the Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity in the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), after serving as the Senior Advisor for COVID-19 in the Office of the Secretary at USDA (2021). She is a policy expert and researcher who specializes in diet-related diseases, food insecurity and racial inequality with more than 175 peer-reviewed publications. She is on leave from her post as a Professor of Public Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Dr. Bleich was also a White House Fellow during the Obama administration, where she worked at USDA as a Senior Policy Adviser for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services and with the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. She holds degrees from Columbia (BA, Psychology) and Harvard (PhD, Health Policy).