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Lauren Dinour

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Studies

University Hall 4190
BS, Cornell University
MPH, Hunter College, CUNY
DPH, The Graduate Center, Cuny
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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
-Food insecurity
-School food programs