Matilda Essandoh Laar, MPH, PHD is a Lecturer with the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, School of Agriculture, University of Ghana. Dr. Laar's background is in Human Nutrition (McGill University, Canada) and Public Health (University of Minnesota, USA). Her research interests have focused on nutrition education in health systems, the development of monitoring and evaluation tools in the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health nexus, and the role of food environments in the food security of mothers and children in low-resource settings. As an early career Queen Elizabeth Scholar, her current research focusses on improving enterprise education in the senior high school curriculum. She believes that training adolescent girls (who are the next generation of mothers) with entrepreneurial skills and nutrition education will empower them to engage in rewarding nutrition-sensitive enterprises that can contribute to shaping local food systems and transitioning diets, and promote food security for themselves, their households, and others in their communities.