Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, MS, RD

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Lorrene Ritchie


Nutrition Policy Institute, Div of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of California

Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, MS, RD, is Director of the Nutrition Policy Institute and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of California. Dr. Ritchie has devoted her 30-year career to synthesizing and conducting research to inform nutrition programs and policy. The goal of her work is the prevention of food insecurity, obesity and diabetes, and the promotion of health and wellness, with an emphasis on the youngest and most vulnerable populations and participants in the federal nutrition assistance programs.


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