Nutrition experts

Mary Blackburn

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences advisor, Alameda County
Nutrition and wellness of vulnerable groups during early childhood, adulthood, and older adulthood
(510) 670-5623

Karina Díaz Rios

Cooperative Extension Specialist in Nutrition, UC Merced
Malnutrition prevention in at-risk populations, culturally relevant community nutrition interventions
Community Nutrition Website:
(217) 552-6336

Dorina Espinoza

Youth, Families and Communities advisor, Humboldt & Del Norte counties
Individual and community health and wellness
(707) 445-7351

Chutima Ganthavorn

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences advisor, Riverside & San Bernardino counties
Food science literacy and consumer safety
(951) 683-6491

Marcel Horowitz

Youth, Families and Communities advisor, Sacramento, Solano & Yolo Counties
Development of health and wellness interventions for youth and adults

Danielle Lee

Registered Dietitian and Master of Public Health in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition Policy Institute
Early childhood nutrition, child care nutrition policy, healthy beverages, retail food environments
(510) 987-0735

Yu Meng

UC Cooperative Extension youth, family, and community advisor - Imperial County
Technology-assisted intervention, childhood obesity prevention, community development
(442) 265-7709

Marisa Neelon

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences advisor, Alameda & Contra Costa counties Registered Dietitian
Wellness and food security across the lifespan, with emphasis on healthy food, fitness and food resource management interventions benefiting at-risk California populations
(925) 608-6681

Lenna Ontai

UC Cooperative Extension Family and Early Childhood Specialist
Intersection between family relationships, with a focus on parenting, and dietary behaviors in young children
(530) 752-6410 

Natalie Price

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences advisor, Los Angeles & Orange counties
(626) 586-1948

Lorrene Ritchie

Director, Nutrition Policy Institute
UC Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist
Research to inform policy to reduce food insecurity and improve nutrition and health
(510) 642-3589

Katherine Soule

Youth, Families and Communities advisor, San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara counties
Increasing access, equity, and inclusion of marginalized populations in local food systems and nutrition education
(805) 781-5940 

Deepa Srivastava

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences advisor, Tulare & Kings counties
Sustainable approach to childhood obesity prevention at the behavioral and environmental settings level, culturally relevant parent and community engagement initiatives for healthy living

For more contacts, see the UC Nutrition Policy Institute staff list.