Jennifer Aquilante

Jennifer Aquilante is the Food Policy Coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Get Healthy Philly initiative, a ground-breaking public health initiative that addresses obesity prevention and tobacco control and prevention in Philadelphia. Jennifer oversees healthy food retail initiatives in partnership with The Food Trust and Temple University’s Center for Asian Health. She also works with City departments and local hospitals to implement Comprehensive Food Standards.  Jennifer graduated from the University of Delaware in 2000 with a BS in Dietetics and has been a Registered Dietitian since 2001.  Her previous nutrition experience includes positions as a clinical dietitian at a small hospital in Maryland, a dietitian for a national weight loss company, a nutritionist for a county health department in Colorado and as a Program Coordinator for a school-based nutrition education program in Philadelphia.  After realizing her interest in public health and community nutrition, Jennifer obtained her Master in Public Health degree from Drexel University in 2009 and began working for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in 2010.
 
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