Sarah Reinhardt is the food systems and health analyst for the Food & Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she applies her academic expertise in nutrition and her practical experience in equitable and sustainable food systems to support increased consumer access to healthy foods, and the development of a comprehensive national food policy.
Prior to joining UCS, Ms. Reinhardt served the United Way for Southeastern Michigan as a registered dietitian. She provided technical assistance and targeted support to federal Child Nutrition Plan sponsors and vendors in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, including drafting novel menu development tools and food quality specification guidelines. She also helped advocate for more nutrient-dense and environmentally sustainable menu options for schoolchildren. Previously, Ms. Reinhardt provided nutrition counseling and seminars through the YMCA of Metro Detroit and, as a Dow Fellow at the Graham Sustainability Institute, assessed the landscape of southeastern Michigan growers and food producers to inform the strategy and objectives of an area food hub.
Ms. Reinhardt is a registered dietitian with a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan, where she also earned a B.A. in women’s studies.
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