Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD

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Meg Bruening

Associate Professor

College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University

Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD is an associate professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, where she has worked since 2012.She earned her MPH and PhD in public health nutrition from the University of Minnesota and undergraduate nutrition degree from Penn State. Before her graduate work, she was the Nutritionist for the Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network (SNAP-Ed), which was housed in an anti-hunger organization, the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center and was a WIC nutritionist in Philadelphia.

Her research is focused on the environmental and social determinants of eating behaviors among underserved, vulnerable youth and families, with over $13 million in funding for her research since being at ASU. She is a dietitian through and through and has been extremely active in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She led the workgroup on developing Standards of practice and standards of professional performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (competent, proficient, and expert) in public health and community nutrition, as well as served as a co-author on both the original and recent revision to the SOPP for Sustainable, Resilient, and Healthy Food and Water Systems. She is the past recipient the prestigious Early Independence Award from the Office of the Director at NIH, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Leadership Award, and the Public Health and Community Nutrition Practice Group Outstanding Young Member of the Year Award.


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