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Chair and Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Joycelyn Peterson , registered dietetian, completed Nutrition and Dietetics degrees at Loma
Linda University (M.P.H., and Dr.PH.), and Johns Hopkins University (post-master’s studies in
international nutrition). She is professor and chair of Nutrition and Dietetics Department at
Oakwood University, Alabama, USA. She recently published her dissertation in the Annuals of
Nutrition Metabolism 8/2011, and is a contributing writer for newspapers and health magazines
and has also published two vegetarian cookbooks. Her professional experience includes vegetarian
nutrition consultant, and author, public health speaker, and program planner for international and
state-wide public health nutrition initiatives, conducting nutrition research at the undergraduate
and graduate levels.v

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