Food and Health
Telephone (612) 870-3468
As a Senior Policy Analyst in the Food and Health Program, Kathleen Schuler, MPH, advocates for policies that protect human health and the environment from the toxic chemicals that contaminate our food system and our bodies. Kathleen is also Co-Director of Healthy Legacy, a Minnesota-based campaign that advocates for public policies and business practices that focus on safer products and safer production methods. In addition to policy advocacy, Kathleen provides information for consumers, and has written a series of "smart" food guides about reducing chemical exposures from dietary sources. She has served as the project coordinator for the Reducing Pesticides in Minnesota Schools Pilot Project. Prior to entering the environment health field, Kathleen led numerous health policy initiatives within the Minnesota Department of Human Services. She has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota. As a Bush Leadership Fellow in environmental health, she also studied at Boston University and worked with the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, where she wrote "Child Proofing Our Communities-Reducing Children's Environmental Risks."