The 27th Annual
(1/2 hour NE of Columbus)
Jennifer L. Wilkins, Ph.D. R.D.
Division of Nutritional Sciences
305 MVR Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4401
Ph: 607.255.2142 Fax: 607.255.0178
Jennifer Wilkins is a Food and Society Policy Fellow in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University Division. Since 1993, she has focused on the relationship between the food we eat and the sustainability of the agriculture and food system. She conceptualized and developed the first regional food guide in the United States – the Northeast Regional Food Guide. This food guide promotes health, sustainability, and local food systems. In her current role as a Food and Society Policy Fellow she is developing communication strategies to increase awareness and involvement in nutrition and the U.S. food system. Jennifer provides professional development on these issues for nutrition and extension educators. She established the Cornell Farm to School Program for which she received a Dannon Institute Award for Excellence in Community Nutrition in 2003. She served as president of Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society from 2003-2004, and served on the board of Directors for the Society for Nutrition Education from 1994-97. She is the 2004 recipient of the Environmental Nutrition Award from the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group within the American Dietetic Association. She recently joined the Chefs Collaborative Board of Overseers.
Prior to coming to Cornell University Jennifer worked as a clinical dietitian in Seattle, Washington, her home. Jennifer received her BS degree in 1978 from Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, her MS degree in 1981 from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in 1991 from Washington State University, in Nutrition and Consumer Studies.