Kim Prendergast, RD, MPP

Community Health and Nutrition Consultant, Feeding America

Prendergast is a nonprofit director, dietitian, researcher, and consultant whose work is focused on ensuring that all people have access to nutritious food and medical care. Since 1999, she has worked with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, supporting the national strategy for nutrition and health partnerships; leading technical assistance to food banks for community programs to address food insecurity and health; and expanding food bank nutrition education and culinary training programs. Prendergast managed Feeding America’s Diabetes Initiative, and she provides research support and consultation for the organization’s diabetes management randomized control trial, diabetes prevention program research, and health care utilization efforts. In addition, she is the executive director of the MetroWest Free Medical Program, a free clinic in the Boston area that provides no-cost medical care to nearly 2,000 uninsured and underinsured patients each year. She earned a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the University of Chicago, Illinois, and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in dietetics and nutrition and fitness and health from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.