Nutrition Policy Institute researcher Wendi Gosliner received the Susie Nanney Culture of Health Champion Award in recognition of her work on improving nutrition for marginalized populations and promoting a culture of health in the design and implementation of food assistance programs. She was honored with the award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program—of which Wendi is a 2013-2014 alumna—which was presented to her at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine building in Washington, DC, on Oct. 14, 2022 during their annual meeting. Wendi is the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of several collaborative research projects that exemplify her award, including but not limited to: a California Department of Agriculture-funded project to increase access to and consumption of California-grown specialty crops in the California corrections system, a California state-funded evaluation of California's universal school meals program, and two RWJF-funded projects to explore perceptions and take up of the earned-income tax credit and other safety net supports among young California families with low-income.
Author - Policy Analyst
Editor - Director of the Nutrition Policy Institute and Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist