Lauren Mozer completed her bachelor’s degree in English Literature at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is currently in her second year at the University of Washington, Seattle pursuing her Master’s of Public Health in Nutrition. She is also in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics at University of Washington, Seattle.
1. Expand leadership skills to support adolescent health at the middle school and high school levels.
2. Develop best practices for collaborating with an interdisciplinary team to enhance adolescent health in a hospital and community setting.
3. Enhance counseling skills to be able to address specific needs of adolescents.
4. Acquire training to be able to develop comprehensive programs that empower adolescents and their families on healthy eating behavior, as well as address nutrition education deficits.
In addition to her interests in preventing obesity and obesity related diseases through one-on-one counseling and nutrition education programs, Lauren is interested in nutrition’s effect on early cognitive development and nutrition’s role in cognition throughout adolescences. She is currently involved in a qualitative and quantitative analysis project examining food quality and waste, as well as opportunities for, and barriers against, participation in the City of Seattle’s Summer Food Service Program. Lauren’s thesis is a quantitative analysis of changes made to meal components in 3 middle schools and 3 high schools in King County pre- and post-implementation of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.