In early 2021, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation worked with the National Dairy Council to create and fund a new project titled "Accelerating Food Security: Supply Chain Innovation Fellowship" to lift up and learn from the innovative and exceptional programs and projects to address food and nutrition security that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Fellowship is led by Betsy Anderson Steeves, PhD, RDN and is working to identify and develop six to eight case studies around innovative projects or programs in which food banks and other charitable food system organizations are working to provide nutritious food to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Results and lessons learned from these case studies will be disseminated to nutrition professionals and the broader public to optimize services provided to food insecure populations, and to accelerate food security for all.
To learn more, view a presentation about the AFS Fellowship project, which also contains information about other fellowship opportunities from the Foundation. The presentation was given during the 2021 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™, and features past Foundation Chair, Kathy Wilson Gold, and AFS Fellow, Betsy Anderson Steeves.