Lynne Marie LoPresto, MS, RDN

Lynne’s academic training is in nutrition science with an emphasis in biochemistry. She is also a registered dietitian nutritionist and health educator. She worked as a clinical and research dietitian at UCLA before transitioning to health education and public health after seeing that many chronic health conditions could have been prevented. Lynne has worked with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services on a range of health education and promotion projects. She has also served as a consultant to the Marin County Office of Education and the California Healthy Kids Resource Center to support the development and implementation of federally mandated local school wellness policies to prevent childhood obesity. She is now completing a doctoral program in translational public health at UC Davis. Her research focuses on the role of school wellness policy in providing access to healthy and sustainable food and safe drinking water beginning in childhood. 


UC Davis, PhD student, Public Health Science

UC Berkeley, MS, Nutrition Science

UC Davis, BS, Nutrition Science

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Research Interests

Lynne is active in the local sustainable food movement. She is interested in food systems strategies that address both climate mitigation and climate adaptation. Her research methods include translating scientific evidence into actionable policies and strategies through policy analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and mixed methods designs.

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