Radha Pennotti

Radha PennottiRadha Pennotti, MPH, is a Senior Associate with The Food Trust’s Community Food Systems team, which strives to ensure that all people have access to a local, sustainable and equitable food system. In this capacity, she provides leadership to the team that operates a network of Philadelphia Farmers Markets and the team that supports Farm to School activities across the state. In 2019, The Food Trust operated 22 and supported an additional 55 farmers markets primarily located in low-income neighborhoods where access to fresh, healthy food is scarce in the Philadelphia region.  The Farm to School activities focus on nutrition education, agricultural/experiential learning, and procurement of local foods. The activities target both preschool (children age 0-5) and K-12 facilities and include both direct programming as well as capacity building for relevant agriculture, food service, and school stakeholders. Prior to joining The Food Trust, she served in an East African hospital, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and with The Campus Kitchens Project, a network of community kitchens on college campuses. Across these roles, her work has focused on supporting system changes and cross-sector collaborations that improve health and equitable access to health supporting resources.