Laurie True, MPH, has been the California WIC Association’s Executive Director since 1999. She is a public health nutritionist with many years experience in research, community organizing and legislative advocacy. Laurie has overseen numerous community-based applied research and evaluation projects on federal nutrition policy, including a groundbreaking hunger survey of children in California’s Central Valley. She has advocated successfully on many bills and issues impacting the health and nutrition of the state’s most vulnerable populations. In 2005, she was an Atlantic Policy Fellow, and worked for the government of Scotland advising them on obesity prevention and child nutrition reforms. In 2008, Laurie received the Excellence in Dietary Guidance Award from the American Public Health Association.