Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack - Power 50 Profile

Power 50 Ranking, 2010: 48

Title: Secretary

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Key Development: Keeping access to nutritious foods an agency priority during the recession.

What's Next: Helping to craft the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Food Pyramid.

Tom Vilsack traveled to a Hy-Vee store in West Des Moines, Iowa, at the end of last year to see firsthand how the retailer’s health and wellness programs are helping customers eat better. Since becoming the secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Vilsack has made access to nutritious food and nutrition information one of his main goals...More

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