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Dan Glickman To Receive 2010 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., October 28, 2009 – The 2010 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition will be awarded to Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, former Congressman and long-time champion of child nutrition causes worldwide.
Mr. Glickman, current Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA), will be honored by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation at the non-profit’s annual A Possible Dream Gala scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
Dan Glickman will be the eighth recipient of the Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition, presented each year to an individual whose work has contributed toward helping the world’s poorest children receive adequate nutrition, thrive and reach their full potential. Other recipients of this award include Senators Bob Dole and George McGovern, Dr. Josephine Martin, Edward Cooney, the Honorable Catherine Bertini, and Marshall Matz.
Mr. Glickman has led the fight to end hunger both domestically and internationally throughout his career. Most recently, he joined the Honorable Catherine Bertini, former Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, in co-chairing the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Agricultural Development Leaders Group. The group’s findings, Renewing American Leadership in the Fight Against Global Hunger and Poverty, were issued early this year. Under his leadership as Secretary of Agriculture from March 1995 to January 2001, the Department focused extensively on improving our nation’s diet and nutrition and on fighting hunger.
Before his appointment as Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Glickman served for 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Kansas’ 4th Congressional District. During that time, he served as a member of the House Agriculture Committee, including six years as chairman of the subcommittee that had jurisdiction over most federal farm policy issues.
Mr. Glickman serves as Vice Chairman of the Friends of the World Food Programme and on the board of directors of America’s Second Harvest and Food Research and Action Center, among other organizations.
The Global Child Nutrition Foundation (www.gcnf.org) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission and vision are to provide a social safety net and child development opportunities in low income countries through the promotion of school feeding programs. The School Nutrition Association (www.schoolnutrition.org) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.