Clancy Harrison is a Registered Dietitian, TEDx and nationally renowned speaker and Food Justice Advocate with over 20 years of experience challenging the way poverty is approached in the United States. She is here today to share how each of us play a pivotal role in the health of our communities. You can learn more about her at www.ClancyHarrison.com.
- Why is hunger important to you?
- In your TEDx talk, you own your misconceptions regarding poverty. Can you share some with us today? How do these misconceptions hurt us?
- With nearly 42 million people (13.1 million children) in the United States suffering from food insecurity (hunger), I find it fascinating that you refer to hunger as an invisible epidemic. Can you explain what you mean?
- Roughly 40% of the people who qualify for SNAP (otherwise known as food stamps) do not utilize food assistance programs. Why would families refuse the help of food assistance programs?
- How is it possible that a family in middle class can experience hunger while living in a nice home and driving expensive cars?
- When you speak to healthcare and governmental agencies about the dire consequences of using one-size fits all approach when educating a patient on the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables, what do you tell them?
- I noticed you use the #FoodDignity in all of your social media marketing. Can you explain what Food Dignity means, and give us examples of how you incorporate Food Dignity in your work?
- What would you say to someone who believes their tax dollars should not be spent on food stamps?
- I know you collected stories of hunger and presented them to members of Congress in 2015. Can you share a shocking story regarding the stigma with food assistance?
- What is the most important thought you want to leave us with today?