Real Food for Kids
For nearly two decades, Jenn Yates has crafted winning advocacy campaigns to build a healthier, more sustainable food system in the United States. Prior to joining Real Food for Kids, Jenn expanded support for healthy food and farms through government policy, institutional purchasing, and consumer education in 14 years at the Union of Concerned Scientists. At A Place at the Table, she oversaw a multi-media campaign to disrupt Americans’ understanding of the root causes of hunger and drive support for school meals, nutrition assistance, and other critical safety net programs. Jenn is a noted speaker on U.S. food policy and sustainable agriculture, and coauthored the 2016 report, "Fixing Food: Fresh Solutions from Five U.S. Cities." Jenn holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley. Jenn lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Matt, and sons, Campbell and Jasper.