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 six leading journals in her field. 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.
▪ Food Security ▪ Food Access ▪ Health Disparities ▪ Rural Health ▪ Community Based Participatory Research ▪ Food Policy ▪ Refugee & Immigrant Health ▪ Farmers’ Markets & Community Gardens ▪ Fruit & Vegetable Consumption ▪ Federal & State Food Assistance Programs ▪ WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
American Public Health Association
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