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Emerson Fellow

Katelin Isaacs

9th Class, 2002-2003

Field Placement:  Vermont Campaign To End Childhood Hunger (Burlington, VT)

While with VTCECH Katelin worked to increase Vermonters’ participation in federal Child Nutrition Programs. Specifically, she created a best practices resource sheet for state school breakfast programs, which was used in breakfast promotion.  She also conducted a survey of selected high schools inVermontto determine the characteristics and extent of competitive food sales.

Hunger Free Community Report:

Childhood Hunger in Vermont, a PowerPoint Presentation and accompanying guide that: defines the problem of childhood hunger in Vermont, its effects on the health, education and well-being of children, and the increased health care and educational costs to the state because of hunger, and analyzes Vermont’s use of federal nutrition programs including Food Stamps, School Meals, and Summer Food.

Policy Placement: American School Food Service Association (Washington, DC)

At the ASFSA, Katelin compiled a compendium of state regulations and statutes affecting child nutrition programs and the school food service professionals who run them.  This research was be an informational and legislative resource for school food service professionals, anti-hunger advocates, and others.

Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience: 

Katelin attended Princeton University for two years, but transferred to Stanford University where she graduated and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Katelin has worked on an organic farm in West Rutland, Vermont, as a tutor for young children, and campaigned to regulate sweatshop abuses with Students for Progressive Education and Action.