The Shocking Truth About Food Insecurity | Clancy Cash Harrison | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

TEDx Talks Dec 21, 2016

20% of kids are plagued by food insecurity – they lack reliable access to nourishing food. As a nutritionist Clancy’s mistake was assuming people had access to the quality food they needed. This resulted in their inability to provide healthy meals even after she taught them how. Clancy debunks some popular myths behind food insecurity, revealing the hidden causes – and actual solutions that are making a difference. A catalyst for social change, Clancy challenges assumptions about hunger in the US. Her mission to demolish stigma around food assistance programs places her on the cutting edge of research, implementation, and advocacy. Clancy is a Registered Dietitian and speaker for Congressional Briefings, TV segments, and seminars. Her ability to fuse real life experiences and empathy with statistics allows audiences to experience shifts in perception of food insecurity. Clancy is an award-winning author of Feeding Baby, founder of the Children Feeding Children Project, and past president of the Al Beech Food Pantry. She received distinction as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

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