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Christen Cooper

Assistant Professor
Founding Director of NUTRITION AND DIETETICS program

College of Health Professions

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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.



  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


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

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

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

Cooper, C. C. (2016, December). Curbing Children's Sugar Intake. Today's Dietitian.

Cooper, C. C. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). The Child and Adult Care Food Program. Today's Dietitian.

Cooper, C. C. (2016, August). The School Breakfast Program. Today's Dietitian.


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


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