Course Mentors

Christen C. Cooper, MS, RD
Christen C. Cooper, MS, RD, is a mentor for the Online Certificate in School Nutrition and Wellness.  She holds a Master's in Nutrition from Columbia University and is founder of Cooper Nutrition Communications & Education, a firm that provides culturally-competent nutrition education to organizations nationwide.  Ms. Cooper worked for Linking Food with the Environment (LiFE), a Columbia University environmental nutrition program and for Today Show dietitian, Joy Bauer. She currently serves on the advisory board of, a website devoted to optimal child nutrition and as a consultant for the New York State Attorney General, Red Rabbit Lunchbox, Provant Health Care, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and other organizations. She writes for Today’s Dietitian, NY Metro Parent,, Aging Well,, and other publications.