New FNS Administrator Named

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that Julie Paradis will serve as administrator for the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, which administers the department’s food and nutrition assistance programs. Between August of 2001 and October of 2006, Paradis served as Senior Washington Counsel for America's Second Harvest (now known as Feeding America), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers, with 215 regional food banks and food recovery organizations serving 50,000 local food pantries and soup kitchens. She was actively engaged in working with federal officials to formulate federal food assistance and human services policy, with an emphasis on federal policies necessary to help create a hunger free America.