Megan Lott serves as the Deputy Director of Policy and Research for Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this role Megan works closely with Dr. Mary Story to support research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity. Prior to coming to DGHI, Megan was at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. While there, she served as a Senior Associate on the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, a collaboration between The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which provides nonpartisan analysis and evidence-based recommendations on federal and state policies that affect the safety and healthfulness of school foods. In this role, Megan supported research, policy, and advocacy efforts aimed at improving the school nutrition environment. Other prior experience includes serving as the Associate Policy Director for the Community Food Security Coalition and the National Farm to School Network, where Megan managed federal and state policy initiatives, including advocating for passage of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Megan is a registered dietitian and earned a BS in nutrition sciences and dietetics from the University of Cincinnati and an MPH degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
To start a conversation with me, ask me: About my hometown of Cincinnati - especially Skyline Chili or Graeters ice-cream!
Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: Running, Cooking, and spending time with my twin girls.
Favorite country I've traveled to and why: Greece - the food is amazing!