Angela Odoms-Young

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Angela Odoms-Young

Dr. Angela Odoms-Young isThe Nancy Schlegel Meining Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition at Cornell University and the Director of the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities Program (FNEC) and New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

Dr. Odoms-Young’s research explores the social and structural determinants of dietary behaviors and related health outcomes in low-income populations and black, Indigenous, and people of color. Her work also centers on developing culturally responsive programs and policies that promote health equity, food justice, and community resilience.

She has served on numerous advisory committees and boards, including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Food and Nutrition Board and committees to develop the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program and to revise the food packages provided in the Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).  She has also been the recipient of awards including the Mary C. Egan and Excellence in Dietary Guidance Award from the American Public Health Association Food and Nutrition Section and the Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence in the College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Odoms-Young has delivered a webinar for OneOp, Understanding the Social and Structural Drivers of Food and Nutrition Insecurity,  and is the author of the 2023 Academy course, Military Families and Food Security: A Call to Action.