Jessica Donze Black
Jessica Donze Black
Jessica Donze Black directs the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, a collaboration between Pew and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and leads research and policy efforts aimed at improving school nutrition.
Prior to joining Pew, Black served as the National Director of the Healthy Schools Program for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation -- a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. In her work at the Alliance, she led a team of more than 60 people in 37 states who were helping schools make healthy and sustainable changes in their environments, policies, and practices.
Black’s other past work includes serving as the first Executive Director of the Campaign to End Obesity, directing obesity initiatives for the American Heart Association, managing national nutrition policy for the American Dietetic Association, serving as a health policy fellow for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), and practicing clinical nutrition at DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. She is a registered dietitian with a B.S. in nutrition science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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WASHINGTON—Almost half (48 percent) of Ohio voters with children in K-12 public schools think that students do not have enough time to eat lunch at school, according to a statewide survey released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee today approved the bipartisan Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016. The legislation would provide a five-year reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, which expired Sept. 30, 2015, and govern the national school lunch and breakfast programs. The bill will head to the Senate floor for consideration. Read More
WASHINGTON—The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee unveiled legislation Jan. 18 to provide a five-year reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, which expired Sept. 30 and governs the national school lunch and breakfast programs. Read More