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Dr. 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. 

Dr. Dinour's 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.

Research interests

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.

Scholarly Interests

-Breastfeeding/chestfeeding
-Community-engaged teaching and learning
-Food insecurity
-School food programs

Faculty/Media Expert

Expert on breastfeeding, food insecurity, school food policy and public health nutrition.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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