Dr. Lanae B. Hood joined the Department of Nutrition, Health, and Human Performance in 2017. She has a passion for teaching courses related to public health nutrition and food science. Her research focuses on food insecurity, promoting access to healthy foods, community-based participatory research methodology, and health disparities. Currently, she is part of a large research collaboration studying college campus food insecurity in order to design interventions to improve access to healthy, affordable foods for college students. She is also actively involved with the campus food pantry (The Daisy Trade). In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Hood serves as the faculty advisor to the Meredith College Nutrition and Wellness Association, a member of the Meredith College Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee, and a peer reviewer for si FN 124x leading journals. Outside of work, Dr. Hood enjoys learning about homesteading and raising poultry, practicing food preservation skills, and spending time with her family on their mini farm.
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
American Public Health Association
Kappa Omicron Nu
Featured by Health Promotion Practice Journal as a “best paper” in the Program Planning and Evaluation Reading List (2019).
10. McArthur L, Ball L, Holbert D, & Danek A. (2017) A High Prevalence of Food Insecurity Among University Students in Appalachia
Reflects a Need for Educational Interventions and Policy Advocacy. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Volume 50, Issue 6,
564 – 572. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2017.10.011
The above study is included in a report by the Government Accountability Office:
Food Insecurity: Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Access Federal Food Assistance Benefits. GAO-19-95: Published: Dec 21, 2018. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2019.