WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Angie Tagtow, senior fellow, endowed chair for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, will be the next executive director for the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion within USDA. This appointed position reports to USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon.

Tagtow received a bachelor of arts degree in dietetics and a minor in chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa. She received a master of science degree in family and consumer sciences education from Iowa State University.

Tagtow also currently serves as a Food Systems consultant and founder of Environmental Nutrition Solutions, LLC. She serves on the Iowa Department of Public Health and is the Managing Editor - Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition.

“It is truly an honor to be appointed as executive director and I’m thrilled to work with the outstanding staff at the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion for the USDA,” Tagtow said. “To assist with spearheading dietary guidance and be connected with many important programs that provide healthy food access to the entire country is a thrill as a dietitian. I especially look forward to shaping key nutrition education messages and the launch of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2015."

"I am especially proud to be able to support Angie for this important position” said Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA). “She truly represents the hardworking spirit of Iowa and will do great things for the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion."


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