Angela Odoms-Young

Angela Odoms-Young, PhD

Angela Odoms-Young’s, PhD research explores the social and structural determinants of dietary behaviors and related health outcomes in low-income populations and black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). Her work also centers on developing culturally responsive programs and policies that promote health equity, food justice, and community resilience. She has served on numerous advisory committees and boards, including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Food and Nutrition Board and committees to develop the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program and to revise the food packages provided in the Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). She has also been the recipient of awards including the Mary C. Egan and Excellence in Dietary Guidance Award from the American Public Health Association Food and Nutrition Section and the Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence in the College of Applied Health Sciences, the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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