About the Podcast:

In this "Candid Clancy" episode, our podcast host, TEDx Speaker, and Founder of the Food Dignity Project Clancy Harrison goes solo. She asks listeners to bring their positive curiosity to every situation so that we can honor ordinary, complicated people from different backgrounds, while connecting all of us.



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Her #1 tip to improve access to healthy food:

We need to honestly consider and communicate our projections, perceptions, and assumptions, so we can have meaningful dialogue.

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:

  • You cannot eat a car.
  • Often, people living at the poverty line are incredibly resourceful. Sometimes people who can’t pay with money will swap trades. For instance, if someone can do nails, they’ll provide this service to someone who could watch their kids.
  • Everyone is trying to do the best they can with what they have.

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