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Join TEDx speaker and founder of The Food Dignity Project Clancy Cash Harrison as she lifts up the hidden voices of hunger. Her conversations will challenge your perceptions of yourself, others, and the struggles of food insecurity. 

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Her #1 tip to improve access to healthy food:

In order to tackle our misconceptions about food insecurity, we need to address our judgement and what we see as truth.

About Clancy Harrison:

As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, international speaker, and author, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the US. Her mission to demolish the stigma around healthy food access places her on the cutting edge of advocacy.  

Clancy is the founder of the Food Dignity® Project, a strategic program for leaders who want to shift how they approach nutrition outreach by making healthy food access a priority. She transforms the lives of thousands of people through her work with corporations, non-profit organizations, and universities.

 Currently, Clancy is an advisory board member for the Pennsylvania American Academy of Pediatrics Food Insecurity EPIC program, Ambassador of the National Dairy Council, and the President of the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry.  Since the onset of COVID-19 Clancy has distributed nearly 1 million meals in her community to improve access to healthy food through effective collaborations.

Discussion Takeaways:

  • Clancy is a dietitian, author, a recovering food elitist, the president of a food pantry and founder of the Food Dignity Project®.
  • This podcast explores stories of hunger fighters, popular misconceptions, and food racism. Clancy will talk to people who live or have lived in real-life hunger experiences. She will discuss the national anti-hunger programs. Anything that provides insight to the concept of food dignity concept, she will tackle it.
  • The podcasts guests are inspiration to others educators, professors, storytellers, healthcare providers, non-profit leaders, corporate executives and survivors. She wants to lift up the hidden voices of hunger.
  • She wants to challenge her perceptions, misconceptions, and judgements. Because guess what? She judges. The fact is, we all judge. The question becomes, what do we do with that judgement? Do we carry it with us, or do we take a step back to learn about and explore it?
  • Conversations will cause all listeners to take a step back; ask questions; challenge what the thought they knew about themselves, others, and about hunger.
  • Who Clancy sees in her food pantry are people just like you and me. She sees people who lost their jobs, are working multiple jobs without enough pay to support their family, veterans, elderly who have slipped through the cracks of society, people who have a diagnosis like diabetes and cancer, and more.
  • Hunger can be defined by the physical pain of not having something to eat. Food insecurity is when people worry about running out of food before their next paycheck. This looks like only having $50 to shop for food for the week. In this case, a family may have to resort to affordable, not-so-healthy options. Eating like this causes malnourishment, fear and hunger pains.

  • The purpose of this podcast is to challenge the stigma and change the culture with dignity.
  • Over the next decade, Clancy wants to seek meaningful conversations that unleash more empathy and compassion in herself and others…in our families...in our country...around the world.

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