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Acting Under Secretary

Kumar Chandran
Acting Under Secretary

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Kumar Chandran has been critical to the Biden-Harris Administration’s health and nutrition initiatives since day one, serving first on the Biden-Harris Transition as part of the USDA Agency Review team and then as a Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy in the Office of the Secretary since the start of the Administration. Kumar has extensive experience in nutrition advocacy and public service, including most recently leading the policy work of the national non-profit FoodCorps. He was also Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services during the Obama Administration, and he has worked to fight hunger and improve nutrition through roles at Share Our Strength and California Food Policy Advocates (now Nourish California).

Kumar will be able to apply his extensive experience from multiple organizations to help carry forward the Biden-Harris Administration’s vision for reducing hunger, improving nutrition, and giving all Americans, regardless of zip code or socio-economic status, the best chance at a good life.

Page updated: January 22, 2024