Clancy Harrison is a TEDx Speaker, Pediatric Registered Dietitian, and a Food Insecurity Expert on a mission to transform the way healthcare professionals and parents approach childhood nutrition. A catalyst for social change, Clancy challenges outdated feeding practices and ignites the discussion of food access for all children. Combining her basic principles of dignifying food assistance programs with encouraging children to experience a variety of foods through sensory exploration has the power to transform the health of our next generation.
Clancy is a sought after speaker for Congressional Briefings, live TV segments, and professional seminars. Her ability to fuse empathy, storytelling and statistics gives her audiences “permission” to experience profound shifts in their perceptions of food insecurity, open up about their own experiences, and make positive changes in their own practices and circumstances. Her mission to eradicate barriers and demolish stigma around food assistance programs places her on the cutting edge of research, implementation and advocacy.
Clancy is the award winning author of Feeding Baby, founder of the Children Feeding Children Greenhouse Project, a frequent guest on the WNEP Live Morning Show, and a TEDx speaker. She served as Past President of Northeast Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry. Recently, Clancy received the distinction as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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The Story Behind Cooking with Clancy
Hello! I’m Clancy. I am the mother of two determined children. Just like most mothers, I struggle to feed my family the best meal every day because life is hectic and not always perfect. My hope is to make food fun but in reality, I know food is frustrating and is a source of stress for many parents.
I started blogging about homemade baby food in 2009 which gained a ton of attention giving birth to my book, Feeding Baby. Today, I provide parents with logical and affordable approaches for healthy eating. Food should be fun, not stressful or complicated. Working closely with parents I concentrate on teaching taste through food exploration and sensory experiences to help minimize picky eating.
Cooking with Clancy & Fields of Flavor both combine my life’s work and my daily efforts demonstrating how parents can feed their children nourishing foods on a budget while teaching healthy eating habits.
Cooking with Clancy is also a live cooking workshop at Misericordia University’s Women with Children Program. But it is more than a cooking class. Our kids play together while we sip on hot tea and gab about our hopes and fears as mothers. We share our daily struggles with feeding our families while creating great tasting recipes. If the women like the recipes, we publish them on Cooking with Clancy. One thing is for sure, our recipes help families, like you, create delicious and affordable meals.
Cooking with Clancy is a safe place where parents can get affordable whole food recipes and learn how to eat better on a strict food budget without food fear mongering. Parents learn how to cook the healthiest and most affordable foods along with timesaving kitchen tricks.