Fellow Profile

Fellow

Amber Canto

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Focus Areas: Obesity & The Food System

Extension Institute for Health & Well-Being

Madison, WI

Fellow

Amber Canto

Amber is the Director for the Extension Institute for Health & Well-Being at University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension.  She is responsible for the strategic, financial and operational oversight of the full range of health and well-being programming.  Amber works to build organizational capacity for the planning, implementation and evaluation of community-based health promotion programs. Amber has been involved in several applied research efforts related to closing gaps in disparities to healthy food access and availability and provides leadership to Extension’s policy, systems and environmental change efforts to promote healthy eating and active living.

The University of Wisconsin-Extension leverages local investments, university research and a national network of Land Grant Institutions and federal partners. Originating over 100 years ago, the Nation’s Cooperative Extension system was created in response to an inefficient agriculture system.