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The Foundation's giving society, The Eat Right Society, was created to recognize donors that support the Foundation's many important initiatives.
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Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation promotes ways to help people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance–calories in and calories out. It focuses its efforts on two critical areas—families and schools.

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Future of Food

In June of 2012 at the “The Future of Food: Food Security in the 21st Century” conference in Washington, D.C., a new partnership with the Academy, the National Dairy Council, and Feeding America was announced. The purpose of this new partnership is to lead a nationwide initiative designed to help families obtain adequate amounts of healthful food and reduce the levels of food insecurity in the United States.

The new collaboration brings together health professionals including registered dietitians; the agriculture and food production industry; and hunger relief professionals.

Future of Food Fact Sheet »

Three Key Initiatives:

  • Initiative #1: Raising Awareness of Food Insecurity as a Public Health Issue
  • Initiative #2: Identifying Strategies and Securing Resources to Change the Mix of Food Flowing through the Food Banking Network and Increase Access to Healthier Food
  • Initiative #3: Building Nutrition Capacity within the Feeding America Network

Food Insecurity KER member actions and resources:

Join Kids Eat Right at and select new actions that focus on food security and tap into valuable resources to help you be successful in completing the action.

  • Advocate for increasing School Breakfast Participation and Summer Meal programs
  • Educate Parent Groups About the Magnitude and Causes of Childhood Hunger and Solutions
  • Educate Others about Food Insecurity
  • Volunteer at a Local Food Bank
  • Advocate for Anti-Hunger Solutions
  • Invite the media to experience what it’s like to live with hunger by virtually role-playing

Food Insecurity and Hunger CPEU Webinar Series

  • Hungry and Overweight: How is it Possible?
  • Contributors and Effects of Food Insecurity: Nutrition and Beyond
  • School Meals and Community Partnerships: Creative Solutions against Food Insecurity
  • Point A to Point B: Improving Access to Healthy Foods in Food Banks
  • A Flavorful Pairing: Nutrition Education in Food Banks
  • Ready, Set, Go: Unveiling Access to Quality Nutrition Education Resources

View archived webinars for informational purposes only »

Hunger in Our Community Kids Eat Right Toolkit

The Hunger in Our Community. What We Can Do. Toolkit is available at The toolkit contains one presentation for adults and one for teens, along with coordinating handouts.

Nutrition Solutions Working Group:

Maria Ali, RD, LN/D
Nutrition Manager
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Kelly Brasseur, MS, RD, LDN
Vice President of Nutrition and Network Programs
Nothern Illinois Food Bank
Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University
Katie Brown, Ed.D., RD, LD
National Education Director
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Carole Clemente, BS
Director of Nutrition Affairs
National Dairy Council
Helen Costello, MS, RD, LD
Recipe for Success Program Manager
New Hampshire Food Bank
Kay Dutram, MS, RD
Policy and Program Development consultant
Nutrition and Food Systems
Tab Forgac, MS, RD, LDN, SNS
VP, Nutrition and Health Partnerships
National Dairy Council
Katie Harr, MPH
Nutrition Manager
Feeding America
Janice Giddens, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition and Wellness Program Manager
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Colleen Keller, RD
Vice President of Programs
Central Virginia Food Bank
Janet Leader, MPH, RD
Director of Services
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Martha Marino, MA, RD, CD
Director of Nutrition Affairs
Washington State Dairy Council
Michelle Berger Marshall, MS, RD
Director of Nutrition
Feeding America
Melissa Marts
Chief Programs Officer
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
Glenna McCollum, DMOL, MPH, RD
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Lisa Medrow, RD, LD
Kids Eat Right Project Specialist
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Nicole Miller, MPH, RD
Agency Relations Coordinator
Food Gaterers
Luz-Myriam Neira, PhD, MS
Director Nutrition and Wellness
San Antonio Food Bank
Molly Pelzer, RD
Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness
Midwest Dairy Council
Amanda Schroeder
Nutrition Services Coordinator
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
Ginny Sorensen
Education Programs Manager
Oregon Food Bank

New! Healthy Food Bank Hub

Together Feeding America, member food banks, National Dairy Council, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation have collaborated to launch the Healthy Food Bank Hub. You can connect with your local food bank and dietitians with the Healthy Food Bank Hub. Check out the website to find tools and resources, including budget-friendly recipes. Together we can solve hunger.

Developing and Assessing Nutrition Education Handouts (DANEH)

The Developing and Assessing Nutrition Education Handouts (DANEH) checklist was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation as part of the Future of Food initiative. The purpose of the DANEH checklist is twofold: 1) to screen existing nutrition education handouts in order to establish the inclusion/exclusion of important quality components, and; 2) as a tool to use in developing quality nutrition education handouts. The checklist incorporates 21 constructs identified as quality indicators to be included in nutrition education handouts, based on a literature review. The constructs are categorized into five main topic areas: content; behavior focus; cultural sensitivity; written word; and organization/readability.