Project Director, USAID Advancing Nutrition
Heather Danton has more than 20 years of experience in the area of food security and livelihoods and is a specialist in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs that integrate economic and agricultural development with nutrition. From September 2012 to 2018, Heather was the director of the Agriculture to Nutrition team of Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally. Prior to that, Heather worked as a technical advisor and then as the senior director of food security and livelihoods for Save the Children Federation, Inc., where she managed their food security portfolio, including USAID/Food for Peace-funded Title II programs in 10 countries. In addition to working internationally, Heather was vice president for SEED Corporation, a nonprofit certified development company in Massachusetts, overseeing small business lending and entrepreneurial training in association with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Upscaling Participatory Action and Videos for Agriculture and Nutrition (UPAVAN) trial comparing three variants of a nutrition-sensitive agricultural extension intervention to improve maternal and child nutritional outcomes in rural Odisha, India