Respected Leader in Food Equity joins Partnership for a Healthier America
August 5, 2021
Washington, DC – Jason Wilson, a respected leader and convener, has joined Partnership for a Healthier America and its leadership team as the organization steps up its efforts to drive food equity and bring an end to the nation’s two-tiered food system.
Wilson will serve as Vice President for Marketing and Development and will help raise awareness about inequity in our food system while engaging partners in transforming the food system in pursuit of health equity.
“These issues are ripe, and Jason is ideally suited to drive both awareness and change,” said Nancy E. Roman, President and CEO, PHA. “PHA is committed to ending the two-tiered food system and building food equity.”
In his new role, Wilson will work with the CEO and leadership team to develop the organization’s strategy, increase awareness of its mission to bring lasting, sustainable change to the food system and to ensure all families have access to good food no matter where they live.
“The impact that PHA continues to have connecting families with good food is undeniable,” said Jason Wilson, Vice President for Marketing and Development, PHA. “I’m thrilled to join the leadership team as we continue to ensure that all families have affordable access to good food. Health equity can only be achieved with food equity.”
Even though the US produces an ample supply of high-quality produce, tens of millions of Americans live in communities where access to fresh fruits and vegetables is either severely limited, non-existent, or financially unattainable.
Through its programs, vast convening power, diverse network, and thought leadership, PHA works to catalyze longer term sustained access to affordable produce for all families in all parts of the country, ultimately driving food equity.
ABOUT PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER AMERICA
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), founded in partnership with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign in 2010, is the premier national nonprofit working to transform the food landscape in pursuit of health equity. PHA seeks partnerships that have the greatest potential to reduce health disparities. We do this using evidence-based approaches that drive systemic access to better food. In a decade of work, we have partnered with more than 300 corporations, convenience store chains, and distributors, hospitals, early childhood education centers, and SNAP-Ed implementing agencies, among others, in pursuit of our vision that all children grow up healthy and free from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Information about PHA’s Veggies Early & Often campaign please visit www.ahealthieramerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.
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