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MAD Ideas Presents: Angela Odoms-Young


MAD Ideas Presents: Angela Odoms-Young (FREE)

  • Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MAD Ideas brings top thinkers to Madison County from universities and colleges around Central New York to share their “Mad Ideas” and research topics. The lecture series spans a wide variety of topics, including agriculture, youth development, health & ecological sustainability.

Dr. Angela Odoms-Young will be speaking on Creating a Healthier Society by Improving Diet and Improving Diet by Creating a Healthier Society: A Whole Person Approach for Achieving Population Health. She is the Nancy Schlegel Meinig Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition and Director of the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities Program (FNEC) Program/New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.

Her research explores social and structural determinants of dietary behaviors and diet-related diseases in low-income and Black/Latinx populations and centers on identifying culturally appropriate programs and policies that promote health equity, food justice, and community resilience. Dr. Odoms-Young has over 20 years’ experience partnering with communities to improve nutrition and health and 200+ academic publications, book chapters, and presentations. She has served on numerous advisory committees and boards, including the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, the Institute of Medicine committees to develop the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program and revise the food packages provided in the Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Council on Black Health. Dr. Odoms-Young has also been a member of the Board of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, American Heart Association Chicago Metro Board, Grow Greater Englewood (current), and Blacks in Green. She also currently serves as the inaugural Equity Visiting Scholar at Feeding America.

Dr. Odoms-Young received her B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.S./PhD in Community Nutrition from Cornell University. Additionally, she completed a Family Research Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship examining family processes in diverse populations at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Community Health Scholars Fellowship in community-based participatory research at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Before joining Cornell DNS, Dr. Odoms-Young was on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition. 





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