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.