photo: Janet Clay White '61
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Janet Clay White ’61 Lecture in Community Nutrition: This event is typically held biennially and is hosted by the Division’s extension faculty. The Janet Clay White MS ’61 Lecture celebrates the life and interests of Janet White. She received her Masters in 1961 from the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Janet is recognized for her contributions to community outreach and especially her contributions to child nutrition education as a Cornell Cooperative Extension agent for Monroe County. This lecture features an expert in the field of community nutrition and is open to the Cornell community and the public, free of charge. No registration is required for this event.


Upcoming speaker:


Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH; Swetland Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. "Realizing Nutrition Equity: Possibilities, Priorities, and Pitfalls", April 30, 2024.

Previous speakers:

Josiemer Mattei

Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH, FAHA; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. "Food, culture, and health in Hispanics/Latinxs: from evidence to action, November 30, 2021.

katherine alaimo

Katherine Alaimo, PhD; Michigan State. “Start with the Soil: Gardening for Nutrition, Health, and Sustainability”, June 18, 2019.


christine blake

Christine Blake, PhD, RD; Arnold school of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. “Construction of Children’s Snacks and Meals in Food Insecure Households: Purpose, Context, and Chaos”, February 2, 2017.


melissa laska

Melissa Laska, PhD, RD; University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. “Improving Access to Healthy Foods in Underserved Communities: The Role of Corner Stores”, September 25, 2014.



jennifer greene

Jennifer Greene, PhD; University of Illinois. “Beyond Diet and Exercise: Evaluating Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs for the Public Good”, November 1, 2007.