Clancy Harrison Bio
Clancy Cash Harrison is a Registered Dietitian and Food Justice Advocate with two decades of experience in Nutrition and Food Insecurity. She’s served as Food Service Director for Aramark and as President of Al Beech West Side Food Pantry; teaches Nutrition at Penn State and the University of Scranton; and worked in several different roles at the PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where she is currently Chair of the Political Action Committee.
A TEDx Speaker and catalyst for social change, Clancy Harrison challenges conventional assumptions about hunger in the United States. Her mission to merge hunger awareness with healthcare and demolish the stigma around food assistance programs places her on the cutting edge of research, implementation, and advocacy.
Clancy is a speaker for Congressional Briefings, TV segments, and professional seminars. Her ability to fuse real life experiences and empathy with statistics gives her audiences “permission” to experience profound shifts in their perceptions of food insecurity.
Clancy is an award-winning author of Feeding Baby and the founder of the Children Feeding Children Project. She also published two blogs: Cooking with Clancy and Fields of Flavor, which combined her life’s work and daily efforts demonstrating how parents can feed their children nourishing foods on a budget while teaching healthy eating habits.
Clancy lives Dallas, PA with her two determined children and her husband, David. In her time outside of the kitchen and the office, she runs marathons, scuba dives, hikes, and does her best to remember to stop and smell the flowers.