The Foundation’s Future of Food initiative began in 2012 as a collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, Feeding America and National Dairy Council. The initial work of this collaboration engaged nutrition and hunger relief professionals to increase awareness about food insecurity while promoting access to healthy food and quality nutrition education in food banks. In the summer of 2013, the Academy Foundation Board of Directors voiced their support to expand the scope of the Future of Food initiative. Since then, the initiative, through an educational grant from Elanco, has devoted efforts to increase member awareness about agriculture and advances in agricultural technology to support sustainable food systems and a safe and nutritious food supply for the growing world population.
The new collaboration brings together health professionals including registered dietitians; the agriculture and food production industry; and hunger relief professionals.
The Foundation's Future of Food Initiative: Learn More
Food Insecurity KER member actions and resources:
Join Kids Eat Right at www.kidseatright.org/volunteer 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
Future of Food 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
- US Farming 101
- US Farming 101: Part 2
- Food Security & Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities for World Health
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Hunger in Our Community Kids Eat Right Toolkit
The Hunger in Our Community. What We Can Do. Toolkit is available at www.kidseatright.org/volunteer. The toolkit contains one presentation for adults and one for teens, along with coordinating handouts.
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. www.healthyfoodbankhub.org
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.