Mariana Chilton

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Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, is a nationally recognized leader addressing child hunger in America. She is a Professor at Drexel University’s Dorsnife School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Dr. Chilton received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. She has testified before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on the importance of child nutrition and other anti­poverty policies. She has served as an advisor to Sesame Street and to the Institute of Medicine. Her awards include the Nourish Award from Manna, the Unsung Hero Award for Improving the Lives of Women and Girls from Women’s Way and the Young Professional Award in Maternal and Child Health from the American Public Health Association.

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