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Danielle Anderson

ORGANIZATION & WELL-BEING LEAD

Danielle joins the Blue Zones Scottsdale Project as their Organization & Well-Being Lead. Prior to Blue Zones, Danielle was a member of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Food Systems team. Her work centered on increasing the availability of healthy foods for targeted populations. Danielle partnered with community groups, school districts, non-profit organizations, universities, and small retail to improve the policies, systems, and environment impacting local programming needs. She also served on the Arizona Farm to School Network Steering Committee as their Engagement Chair.

An ardent supporter of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model for integrating health and well-being into an academic setting, Danielle has supported wellness in schools and districts throughout Maricopa County as a Wellness Coordinator, SNAP-Ed Agent working with Local Wellness Policy Committees, Nutrition Educator, and School Garden Sustainability Specialist. Additionally, she has worked alongside child nutrition programs to incorporate behavioral economic approaches into their meal programs (food preparation, food consumption, and food promotion) to help improve the food environment and help students eat better.

Before becoming a dietitian, Danielle was a high school English teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s in English Education and a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Assessment, in addition to her degree in Dietetics.

Danielle loves reading and spending time outdoors. Hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, and walking with her pups and husband are among her favorite things to do. She maintains an indoor tower garden that grows a surprisingly impressive amount of veggies.

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