Tracy Fox has over 25 years of experience working at the federal, state and local/community levels and the private sector on food and nutrition policy, legislative and regulatory processes, consensus building, collaboration, and advocacy. Past positions have included analysts with the Department of Agriculture and the DC office of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Past and present clients include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Share our Strengths, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Partnership for a Healthier America, National Head Start and public relations firms. Areas of focus include childhood and adult obesity prevention, early care and education, food insecurity, child nutrition and health, food labeling and marketing.
She has presented and spoken at national, state and local venues across the country and is quoted and appears regularly in media outlets. Ms. Fox has led and participated in a number of expert advisory groups and National Academy of Medicine committees to build consensus and develop recommendations on local and state policies to prevent obesity, healthy school meals and snacks, food labeling, and sugary beverage intake in pre-school children. She has authored or co-authored numerous research reviews and expert panel recommendations and is past President of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Since moving to Culver in 2014, Ms. Fox has an interest and growing expertise in issues facing those living in Indiana and in particular, in rural communities, and the challenges they face every day. In addition to continuing her policy consulting activities across the country, she also consults locally and serves as a Wellness Consultant at Culver Academies where she works with students and staff on health and wellness initiatives. She serves on the board of the Marshall County Board of Health as well as the boards of the Culver Boys and Girls Club, United Way of Marshall County, Garden Court Inc., Culver Main Street Corporation, Marshall County Food Council, Max’s Playhouse and Culver Farm-to-School Team. She works closely with Perdue Extension health and food safety staff locally and directly with the university and led the development of a state-wide Farm-to-School initiative. She also co-manages the Culver Farmers’ Market. Ms. Fox a retired Commander in the US Navy.
About Food, Nutrition and Policy Consultants, LLC
Founded in 2000, FNPC provides policy expertise including monitoring, tracking and policy analysis related to community health with emphasis on child health; childhood and adult obesity; development of evidence-based recommendations and guidelines; verification and evaluation of commitments through the Partnership for a Healthier America; and policy advice and counsel to RWJF and other clients. FNPC strives to develop consensus around policies and environmental strategies to drive systems change and ultimately create a culture of health for all – especially those most in need. Consensus efforts co-led by FNPC include HER issue briefs and recommendations on healthier beverages, responsible food marketing for children, and better-for-you foods