As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, and food justice advocate, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the United States. Her mission to demolish the stigma surrounding food assistance programs places her on the cutting edge of advocacy.
Clancy is a consultant and the creator of Ignite, a strategic program for organizations who want to shift how they approach nutrition education by making food access a priority for their clients. She has transformed the lives of thousands of people through her work with healthcare professionals, non-profit organizations, and universities.
As the President of the West Side Food Pantry, Clancy is the founder of two grass-root anti-hunger programs, Children Feeding Children, FARMU, and FREE pop-up produce stands. She has also served as a Food Service Director for Aramark. She currently teaches at Pennsylvania State University and is the chair for the Political Action Committee of the PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Clancy’s humor, humility, honesty, and practical strategies combined with her research-based expertise make her a highly sought after speaker for Congressional Briefings, TV segments, and national keynotes. Clancy’s ability to fuse real life experiences with statistics gives her audiences “permission” to experience profound shifts in their perceptions of hunger and poverty.
To learn more visit www.ClancyHarrison.com
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 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.