Jasmine Anderson, RD, brings a unique perspective to the FFEN board as both a registered dietitian with clinical expertise in nutrition and as a passionate community member committed to helping others.

Her past roles in healthcare, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, exposed Jasmine to the high levels of food insecurity experienced by many of her patients; while she also observed how both lack of quantity and quality of food impacts people’s lives. Most recently at Bright Health, she saw first-hand how healthcare and health insurance can be a budget trade-off for people purchasing healthy food. She previously served in multiple capacities at DaVita Kidney Care as well as being a clinical dietitian at University of Minnesota Health. 

“Being on the FFEN board allows me to serve people in a different way than I normally do. I am able to serve people, some of them former patients, by working to ensure everyone has access to quality nutrition in a dignified way. FFEN does an incredible job of listening to food shelves and their shoppers and working to shape food shelf operations to reflect what shoppers want,” shared Jasmine.

Jasmine recently became Director of Operations for the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota’s School of Medicine. With a focus on health and well-being, and research related to the mechanisms of aging, the institute has a particular interest in health issues relevant to rural and Native American communities. In addition, she has experience in a number of leadership roles including serving on the Medical Advisory Board for the MN Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation. Prior to that she served as a board member/officer for the MN Chapter of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).

Jasmine has a B.S. in Nutrition (Didactic Program in Dietetics) from the College of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota.

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