Our Faculty

Christen Cooper

Assistant Professor
Founding Director of NUTRITION AND DIETETICS program

College of Health Professions

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Lienhard Hall
Eat greens and live green. Care for your body and the planet.

Biography


Dr. Cooper received her M.S. and Ed.D in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credentialed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She earned her B.A. in History and in Political Science at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA.

She is founding chair and assistant professor of Pace's Coordinated Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program, which combines classroom and supervised practice experiences to prepare students to become RDNs. The program offers two concentrations: food policy/food justice and culinary nutrition.

Dr. Cooper has also served as a management consultant in Latin America and has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Education


LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES


  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Publications


What Are Preschools Doing to Head Off Early Childhood Overweight and Obesity?
Cooper, C. C. (2017, March). Today's Dietitian.

Team Nutrition
Cooper, C. C. (2017, August). Today's Dietitian.

An Update on WIC
Cooper, C. C. (2017, June). Today's Dietitian.

Curbing Children's Sugar Intake
Cooper, C. C. (2017, March). Today's Dietitian.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program
Cooper, C. C. (2016, December). Today's Dietitian.

RESEARCH INTEREST


Sugar-sweetened beverage intake in young children
Adults' influences on children's food choices and eating behaviors
Parent feeding styles
The future of food

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Super Kids Nutrition[Advisory Board]

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