Nancy Huehnergarth

Nancy Huehnergarth is the co-founder and executive director of the New York State Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Alliance (NYSHEPA), a statewide coalition dedicated to improving policies and practices that promote healthy eating and physical activity. NYSHEPA advocates at the local, state, and federal level for a variety of nutrition and physical activity measures. Ms. Huehnergarth successfully advocated on behalf of NYSHEPA for passage of calorie labeling legislation in Westchester, Ulster, Albany, Schenectady, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. In February, 2009, Huehnergarth testified before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on the need for federal nutrition standards for foods sold outside of the federal meal program in all schools. Those standards were passed as part of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization in 2010.

32 million reasons to cheer new school lunch rules

They may not be perfect, but the new school meal standards will bring more whole grains and fruits and vegetables into the nation's schools.

McChange doesn't come easy

McDonald's announced that it will include apple slices and a smaller French fry serving in its Happy Meal. How significant is the announcement?

Not just the facts, ma’am: Why science alone can’t defeat Big Food’s policy stranglehold

Put ’em up, Pepsi.Food-reform advocates like to stick to the facts, believing that if they can just construct a rational, air-tight argument, they’ll convince the public and transform policy around food. But that’s a bit like bringing a butter knife …