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Isobel Contento

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Isobel Contento

Mary Swartz Rose Professor of Nutrition and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
nutrition, education, obesity prevention, Integrated Nutrition Education Programs


Dr. Isobel Contento's research interests are behavioral aspects of nutrition; use of psychosocial theory to study factors influencing food choice and decision-making processes, particularly among children and adolescents; children's and adolescents' understandings of the impact of food and food systems on the environment; interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among disadvantaged youth; and the development and evaluation of curricula that link science and nutrition literacies, and that contribute to overweight prevention focusing on an understanding how the interaction of biology, personal behavior, and the food system affects eating patterns and weight. .

New York  --
United States
Office Phone: 
(212) 678-3949


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