“The emphasis was on ‘fast’ rather than ‘food,’ with restaurants advertising quick food and attractive prices and profits being driven by cheap ingredients and labor,” explains Christen Cupples Cooper, Ed.D., R.D.N., assistant professor and founding director of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program at the College of Health Professions at Pace University.
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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.
Licensures and Certificates
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Research and Creative Works
Sugar-sweetened beverage intake in young children
Adults' influences on children's food choices and eating behaviors
Parent feeding styles
The future of food
ND 540: Nutrition Across the Lifespan
NUR 395: Independent Study in Nursing
Professional Contributions and Service
- Super Kids Nutrition [Advisory Board]