Clancy Harrison

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.

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Block Session 2: Ignite a Culture of Food Dignity

Governors Room (Lower Level)

With over 42 million food insecure Americans, hunger lurks on every corner. Clancy will illuminate for audience members how food insecurity is a hidden epidemic in the United States, and review why chronic disease prevention is not a priority for a client struggling to find their next meal. This interactive session integrates inspirational storytelling so […]