MS, RD, is a doctoral candidate in nutrition and education at Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, NY). Christen also earned her Master's degree at Teachers College and completed her undergraduate work at Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA).
Christen is a Registered Dietitian with experience in clinical nutrition counseling, business consulting, corporate lectures and workshops, as well as writing and research.
Christen serves on the Advisory board of SuperKidsNutrition.com, a website devoted to the improvement of children's nutrition through better knowledge, parental involvement and hands-on food experiences.
Christen has served as project
coordinator for Linking Food with the Environment (LiFE), an environmental nutrition curriculum developed at Teachers College, Columbia University, and taught in some New York City public schools.
She provides nutrition consulting to a wide variety of clients, such as the Office of the New York State Attorney General,Red Rabbit Lunchbox, The Head Start Program, The Boys & Girls Clubs, Northern Westchester Hospital, and Healthy Kids Now.
She has published articles on food and nutrition in a number of publications. Most recently, she has written for Today's Dietitian and New York Metro Parent, and her pieces have been included in literature for the American Dietetic Association, the Promise Institute, the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program, and others.
She has worked with renowned New York nutritionist, Joy Bauer, and has experience counseling patients at Greenwich Hospital (Greenwich, CT), and has coached elite athletes on nutrition.
Currently, Christen's research focuses on the influences of the home, school and outside environment on children's food choices, and the poor nutritional status and premature bone loss among several low-income populations.
Prior to working as a nutritionist, Ms. Cooper served as a legislative aide for women’s health care at the U.S. House of Representatives. She has also served as senior project manager at a management consulting firm based in New York and São Paulo, Brazil.
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