The Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Act debate is moving full steam ahead. Join us for a discussion with leading policy experts to learn all about the CNR – what it is, the key policy and funding issues, debate timeline, and how you can engage.
Traci Bruckner, policy program director, SAFSF
Wes King, senior policy specialist, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Chloe Marshall, policy specialist, National Farm to School Network
Ellen Teller, director of government affairs, Food Research & Action Center
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About the Speakers
Wes King, senior policy specialist, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Wes has worked on sustainability and food policy issues for ten years. He staffs NSAC’s Marketing, Food Systems and Rural Development Committee. Before joining NSAC in 2016, Wes spent the previous six years at NSAC member organization, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, working on food access, farmers markets and working-lands conservation policy; and leading efforts to create a more risk and scale appropriate regulatory environment for farms and local food businesses. Prior to that he worked for the Illinois Environmental Council. Wes holds an M.A. and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois.
Chloe Marshall, policy specialist, National Farm to School Network Chloe serves as the Policy Specialist for the National Farm to School Network. Chloe has a wealth of advocacy, coalition building, and food equity experience. As a local advocate, she is a member of the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council. She also co-chairs the Food Justice Coalition of 20743, a collaboration of residents, community organizations, and grassroots leaders who seek community-led solutions to local food equity issues.
Ellen Teller, director of government affairs, Food Research & Action Center As director of government affairs, Ellen Teller directs the development and implementation of FRAC’s legislative agenda. Working with Congress, national organizations, and FRAC’s diverse state and local grassroots field network, Ellen advocates for improved access and participation to domestic anti-hunger programs for low-income individuals and families. Ellen joined FRAC in 1986 as a staff attorney and had previously worked at the American Bar Association’s Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Consumer Federation of America. Ellen has a B.A. in Political Science and English Literature (1978) from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, and a J.D. from Western New England College School of Law (1983).