Need an expert on food insecurity and nutrition who engages, educates and ignites audiences ranging from members of Congress, health care professionals, dietitians, students, and lower income citizens? Clancy Harrison combines her research based expertise (and deep experience volunteering at a food pantry) with real life stories in a way that unites communities around fresh food and restores dignity to the food assistance process.
Each of Clancy’s presentations can be adapted into keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive trainings.
Public Speaking & Keynote Topics
Title: Are Your Patients Food Insecure? Here’s What to Do, and Why
Geared toward health care professionals, this perspective shifting talk explores why acknowledging potential food insecurity in patients makes diagnoses and treatments more effective. Consider the efficacy of screening for food insecurity as part of the patient intake process, consider how a positive screening would change the advice you would normally give, and begin to use available tools and frameworks to develop treatment strategies that will actually work – based on awareness of relevant circumstances of a patient’s life.
Title: Eradicate Stigma: Food Assistance Programs Are a Positive Resource
Food assistance programs on the national, state and local levels are being threatened. With over 48 million food insecure Americans, the need to prevent dire budget cuts is at an all time high. Sponsoring Clancy to speak to the committees responsible for funding will bring your statistics alive with real stories, which will allow government officials to:
- Shift any misconceptions they may have about food assistance
- Review legislation with a new awareness and perspective
- See food assistance as a positive resource – associated with dignity, motivation, determination and success – and act to preserve these vital programs
Clancy will help your organization eradicate the stigma that is too often associated with food assistance programs.
Title: Let’s Not Obstruct Access to Food Assistance Programs-A Pragmatic Plan
Public perception about food insecurity is at an all time low, but not for the reasons you think! In this uplifting interactive talk, audience members experience and witness the barriers of fear, shame, and lack of knowledge being broken – as Clancy shares statistics and alternative solutions designed to bring awareness to and eradicate ingrained bias and judgment most people have about food assistance. Audience members walk away free from any stigma they walked in with, along with a solid plan on how to get and prepare the best available affordable foods.
Clancy Harrison’s Biography
Clancy Harrison MS, RD, LDN is a sought after speaker for Congressional Briefings, live TV segments, and professional seminars. A catalyst for social change, Clancy challenges conventional assumptions about food insecurity. Her mission to eradicate barriers and demolish stigma around food assistance programs places her on the cutting edge of research, implementation and advocacy.
Clancy’s 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 grassroots approach to helping people have access to food aims to restore dignity, motivation and determination to a process that is often misunderstood and shamed.
Clancy is an award winning author of Feeding Baby, founder of the Children Feeding Children Greenhouse Project, and a frequent guest on the WNEP Live Morning Show. She served as Past President of Northeast Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.