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Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Stacy Dean to Serve as Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2023 – “Since the first day of the Biden-Harris Administration, Stacy Dean has been at the forefront of advancing food and nutrition security for all Americans as the Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS). Stacy’s commitment during her time at USDA and throughout her career makes her the ideal person to serve as Under Secretary for FNCS. In her time as Deputy Under Secretary, Stacy has sought to increase nutrition assistance for struggling Americans, ensure all children have access to healthy meals at school, and tackle barriers ingrained within nutrition programs. She played a pivotal role in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the first conference of its kind in over 50 years. Prior to joining USDA, Stacy served as Vice President for Food Assistance Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), where her team reported on the impacts of federal nutrition programs and developed policies to improve them. Before her role with CBPP, she was a budget analyst with the Office of Management and Budget. Stacy has unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience in the field of food and nutrition, within USDA and beyond. I am excited that the President has nominated her and hope that she will have the opportunity to continue to shape the nation's food and nutrition policy as the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services.”


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