Statement on the Confirmation of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack
February 23, 2021
Congratulations to Secretary Vilsack on his confirmation.
The Chef Ann Foundation congratulates Secretary Vilsack on his confirmation and again applauds his past commitments to child nutrition. The challenges facing school food today require immediate action and transformative solutions; Secretary Vilsack is the right person to meet this moment’s crises. The Chef Ann Foundation is eager to work with the USDA under Secretary Vilsack’s leadership to strengthen weakened nutrition standards in schools, expand the availability of unprocessed or minimally processed ingredients in school kitchens, support professional training in culinary skills, and increase access to healthy school meals for all children.