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Lauren Dinour is an Associate Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at Montclair State University. A Registered Dietitian (RD), certified lactation counselor (CLC), and public health professional, Dr. Dinour holds a DrPH and MPH with a concentration in Public Health Nutrition. Her research focuses on health-promoting policies, programs, and practices that improve childhood nutrition and food security, particularly in the areas of breastfeeding/chestfeeding, school food, and university settings. Dr. Dinour co-authored the text, Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice, 2nd edition (CRC Press, 2016). Her work also appears in peer-reviewed journals such as Breastfeeding Medicine, Health Education and Behavior, Journal of American College Health, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Journal of Human Lactation, Public Health Nutrition, and Women's Health Issues. Prior to joining the faculty at Montclair State University, Dr. Dinour worked as a clinical dietetics practitioner, community dietitian, and public health researcher.
-Community-engaged teaching and learning
-School food programs
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- University handbook encourages staff to adopt gender-neutral language. Fox News. February 16, 2021.
- If coronavirus closes NJ schools, what happens to the children who rely on them for meals? northjersey.com. March 12, 2020.
- N.J. schools feed about 500K kids for free. What happens if coronavirus closes them? NJ.com. March 11, 2020.
- Hunger remains a problem for high-school, college students on Staten Island. Staten Island Advance. November 11, 2019.
- Why women really quit breastfeeding. Harper’s Bazaar. July 17, 2018.
- 40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in New York City Food Policy, Class of 2018.