Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Lauren Au

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Assistant Researcher
Nutrition Policy Institute
2115 Milvia Street, Suite 3
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-642-1584
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Education

PhD Food Policy & Applied Nutrition, Tufts University. 2013
RD Registered Dietitian, Columbia University. 2009
MS Nutrition and Public Health, Columbia University. 2009
BS Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, University of California, Berkeley. 2007

Specialty

Childhood Obesity, Nutrition Epidemiology, Nutrition Policy, Dietary Assessment

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Au, L.E. ; Gurzo, K.; Paolicelli, C.; Whaley, S.E.; Weinfield, N.S.; Ritchie, L.D. (In Press). "Diet Quality of U.S. Infants and Toddlers 7-24 Months Old in the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2." Journal of Nutrition
  • Au, L. E.; Crawford, P. B.; Woodward-Lopez, G.M.; Gurzo, K.; Kao, J.; Webb, K. L.; Ritchie, L. D. (In Press). "School wellness committees are associated with lower body mass index z-scores and improved dietary intakes in U.S. children: The Healthy Communities Study." Journal of School Health
  • Au, L. E.; Gurzo, K.; Gosliner, W.; Webb, K. L.; Crawford, P. B.; Ritchie, L. D. (2018). "Eating school meals daily is associated with healthier dietary intakes: The Healthy Communities Study." J Acad Nutr Diet 118(8): 1474-1481.e1.
  • Whaley, S. E.; Whaley, M.; Au, L. E.; Gurzo, K.; Ritchie, L. D. (2017). "Breastfeeding Is Associated With Higher Retention in WIC After Age 1." J Nutr Educ Behav 49(10): 810-816.e1.
  • Au, L. E.; Whaley, S. E.; Gurzo, K.; Meza, M.; Rosen, N. J.; Ritchie, L. D. (2017). "Evaluation of Online and In-Person Nutrition Education Related to Salt Knowledge and Behaviors among Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Participants." J Acad Nutr Diet 117(9): 1384-1395.
  • Strochlic, R.; Au, L. E.; Ritchie, L. (2017). "Is urban-rural location associated with weight status in school children? An examination of 42 small and rural Californian counties." Rural Remote Health 17(2): 3966.
  • Au, L. E.; Rosen, N. J.; Fenton, K.; Hecht, K.; Ritchie, L. D. (2016). "Eating School Lunch Is Associated with Higher Diet Quality among Elementary School Students." J Acad Nutr Diet 116(11): 1817-1824.
  • Au, L. E.; Whaley, S.; Gurzo, K.; Meza, M.; Ritchie, L. D. (2016). "If You Build It They Will Come: Satisfaction of WIC Participants With Online and Traditional In-Person Nutrition Education." J Nutr Educ Behav 48(5): 336-342.
  • Au, L. E.; Whaley, S.; Rosen, N. J.; Meza, M.; Ritchie, L. D. (2016). "Online and In-Person Nutrition Education Improves Breakfast Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors: A Randomized Trial of Participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children." J Acad Nutr Diet 116(3): 490-500.
  • Ritchie, L. D.; Rosen, N. J.; Fenton, K.; Au, L. E.; Goldstein, L. H.; Shimada, T. (2016). "School Breakfast Policy Is Associated with Dietary Intake of Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Students." J Acad Nutr Diet 116(3): 449-57.
  • Sawicki, C. M.; Van Rompay, M. I.; Au, L. E.; Gordon, C. M.; Sacheck, J. M. (2016). "Sun-Exposed Skin Color Is Associated with Changes in Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in Racially/Ethnically Diverse Children." J Nutr 146(4): 751-7.
  • Au, Lauren E.; Harris, Susan S.; Jacques, Paul F.; Dwyer, Johanna T.; Sacheck, Jennifer M. (2014). "Adherence to a Vitamin D Supplement Intervention in Urban Schoolchildren." Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 114(1): 86-90.
  • Au, L. E.; Harris, S. S.; Dwyer, J. T.; Jacques, P. F.; Sacheck, J. M. (2014). "Association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D with race/ethnicity and constitutive skin color in urban schoolchildren." J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 27(11-12): 1095-100.
  • Au, L. E.; Harris, S. S.; Dwyer, J. T.; Jacques, P. F.; Sacheck, J. M. (2014). "Association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D with race/ethnicity and constitutive skin color in urban schoolchildren." J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 27(11-12): 1095-100.
  • Au, Lauren E.; Rogers, Gail T.; Harris, Susan S.; Dwyer, Johanna T.; Jacques, Paul F.; Sacheck, Jennifer M. (2013). "Associations of Vitamin D Intake with 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in Overweight and Racially/Ethnically Diverse US Children." Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 113(11): 1511-1516.
  • Au, Lauren E.; Economos, Christina D.; Goodman, Elizabeth; Houser, Robert F.; Must, Aviva; Chomitz, Virginia R.; Morgan, Emily H.; Sacheck, Jennifer M. (2012). "Dietary Intake and Cardiometabolic Risk in Ethnically Diverse Urban Schoolchildren." Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 112(11): 1815-1821.
  • Rossen, L. M.; Schoendorf, K. C. (2012). "Measuring health disparities: trends in racial-ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in obesity among 2- to 18-year old youth in the United States, 2001-2010." Ann Epidemiol 22(10): 698-704.
  • Au,Lauren E; Economos,Christina D; Goodman,Elizabeth; Must,Aviva; Chomitz,Virginia R; Sacheck,Jennifer M (2012). "Vitamin D intake and serum vitamin D in ethnically diverse urban schoolchildren." Public Health Nutrition 15(11): 2047-2053.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Au, L. E.; Ehrens, K.; Burda, N.; Zumbrun, E. (2018). "The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill." J Acad Nutr Diet 118(4): 767-770.

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