The IFIC Foundation Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former International Food Information Council and Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe, to foster strong communication skills in promising nutrition and food safety students, giving them knowledge and tools that they can apply in their future careers.
The IFIC Foundation is honored to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Sylvia Rowe Fellowship is Katherine “Kate” Olender, a MS/MPH candidate in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition at Tufts University. Olender graduated with honors from Michigan State University in 2005 with a BS in Agriculture and Natural Resource Communication, with specializations in Environmental Economics and Environmental Studies.
Prior to beginning her graduate degree, Olender worked for four years at The Food Trust in Philadelphia, PA, a community outreach and education nonprofit. There, she worked on the Healthy Corner Store Initiative, which encourages community corner stores to offer healthful foods and provide nutrition education to customers. She also implemented nutrition education programming in local K-8 grade schools. Kate and her team have been recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama, Good Morning America, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She also interned for the Food Marketing Institute in Washington, DC while continuing her studies.
Olender’s career goals include leveraging her public health education and previous experience with nonprofits in underserved communities to brige the gap between different sectors of the food system in order to make healthful foods more accessible and affordable to everyone. These goals and more make her the ideal Sylvia Rowe Fellow, and the IFIC Foundation looks forward to her contributions this summer.
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SEPTEMBER 2015: 4 Clever Food Safety Hacks • Hashtags & Hyperbole • Understanding, Evaluating, and Communicating Nutrition, Part I
SUMMER 2015: What's Your Health Worth?, EXPO Milano 2015, "Single Study Syndrome"
MAY 2015: Future of Food (EXPO Milano), Grilling Tips, Food & Health Survey Webcast
APRIL 2015: Food & Nutrition Lessons from Mom, Microbiome, Flowers & Food Security
MARCH 2015: Chemophobia, Fitness Trackers, Dietary Guidelines 2015
FEBRUARY 2015: Farming Cocoa for Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate, At the Heart of Fats and Oils
DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015: 2015 Food Trends Forecast, Gluten & Health, Life after PHOs
NOVEMBER 2014: A Very Southern Farm Tour, Diabetes Awareness, Turkey Safety for Thanksgiving
OCTOBER 2014: RDNs for Nutrition Expertise, Nutrition Behavior Profiles, Fall Food Days
SEPTEMBER 2014: Food Safety Month, Physical Activity & Obesity, Using Video for Education
AUGUST 2014: Back-to-School Nutrition, Pesticide & Health, Sustainable Nutrition
JULY 2014: Perceptions of Food Technology, Millennial Food Preferences, Introducing the FACTS Network
MAY/JUNE 2014: Food & Health Survey, Produce Safety, Summer Grilling Tips
APRIL 2014: ASN & Processed Food, "Banned Ingredients"
MARCH 2014: Nutrition is in Bloom - Changes to the NFP, Nutrient Adequacy, Trans Fat Q&A