Elaine Russell, MS, RD, LD is the lead for Kentucky’s Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program in Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. She leads the Partnership for a Fit Kentucky, a statewide coalition which helped develop Kentucky’s Nutrition and Physical Activity State Action Plan. Elaine frames her obesity prevention work in policy, programming and partnering. She assisted in the development of Shaping Kentucky’s Future: Policies to Reduce Obesity. Currently she leads the Kentucky Farm to School Taskforce and is actively involved in Kentucky’s Action for Healthy Kids, Kentucky Food Security Partnership and CDC’s Sustainable Food System workgroup. Elaine holds a BS in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky and a MS in Community Nutrition from the Eastern Kentucky University.