Jessica Fanzo

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperations at Johns Hopkins University

Food Planet Prize Jury Member Jessica Fanzo is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Food Policy and Ethics at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Professor Fanzo is an expert in the fields of diet, nutrition, and food security. She served as Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report and the UN High Level Panel of Experts on Food Systems and Nutrition between 2017 and 2019.


Q: What do you see as the most pressing issue(s) in reshaping the global food system?

To me, the food system is facing 3 major challenges:

  1. Inequitable livelihoods
  2. People’s inability to access healthy diets
  3. Climate disruption

Q: What would you like to achieve by being a member of the Food Planet Prize Jury?

Identify projects that are bold enough to bring about real change.


Q3 What unique experiences or knowledge do you bring to the jury?

I am old and have done a lot in food systems! Kidding aside, I think my extensive experience would be an asset when analyzing projects aiming to improve our diets and nutrition, as that is my expertise.

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