Nancy Brenowitz Katz is the Director of School Partnerships for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. In this role she builds and maintain cross-sector relationships with key national and local government agencies and non-governmental organizations, and leads the organization’s work around the Every Student Succeeds Act. Nancy also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at both Anne Arundel Community College and American University.
Prior to working at the Alliance, Nancy was the Manager of Healthy Schools Act Initiatives in the Office of the State Superintendent in Washington, DC. There she oversaw the agencies’ implementation of the DC Healthy Schools Act of 2010 through managing seven staff members who supported schools and districts in building strong wellness polices, increasing physical activity and physical, health, and environmental education, and implementing strong farm-to-school and school garden programs. Prior to this, Nancy served as the Dietetics Program Director at the University of Maryland for 10 years. There she trained hundreds of students, many of whom went on to pursue careers in dietetics.
She also has experience in both community and clinical dietetics, having worked for several hospitals, the George Washington University Weight Management Program, and the Prince George’s County Health Department. She is a Registered Dietitian and has her Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Maryland.
Nancy is an active member of the District of Columbia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as their President from 2013-2014. She has been the recipient of both the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award in 2006 and the Dietitian of the Year Award in 2013 from that organization.
Nancy has recently joined the Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors for REAL School Gardens.
She is also active in her community and is the co-founder and co-Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee at Ashburton Elementary School in Bethesda, MD. She serves on the Nutrition Subcommittee of the Montgomery County Parent Teacher Association’s Health and Safety Committee, as well as on the Food Literacy Working Group of the Montgomery County Food Council.
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