Natasha Frost, J.D.
Senior Staff Attorney
Natasha.Frost [at] mitchellhamline.edu
Natasha Frost provides legal technical assistance to stakeholders around the country in developing effective policies to promote healthy eating and active living. Natasha has done extensive research in the early care and education settings, including analyzing each state’s child care licensing structure and developing several state-specific resources. She is also an owner of a restaurant in southern Minnesota, which specializes in healthy, locally-sourced food. Throughout all her work, she seeks to identify how policies and systems impact health inequities, and how law can be used as a tool for change.
Prior to joining the Center, Natasha spent 10 years at the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a non-profit in Los Angeles, California. As the benefits program director, she created and managed a program that represents children and their caregivers to obtain public benefits. She handled more than 300 administrative fair hearings and recovered over $7,000,000 in funding on behalf of needy children. She also provided consulting and technical support to systemic efforts, including litigation and legislation, designed to overcome barriers to accessing benefits and services.
B.A., University of Minnesota, magna cum laude
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude