Faculty and Staff

Jennifer DiNoia

Professor • Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Jennifer Di Noia holds an MSW and PhD in Social Welfare from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Her research is identifying effective approaches to improve dietary behaviors among members of minority and underserved populations. With a focus on adolescents, she has studied factors influencing food choice, examined approaches for assessing dietary intake and hypothesized determinants of intake, and developed and tested interventions to promote healthful dietary practices. Dr. Di Noia is a peer reviewer for several public health and nutrition journals. She is also a peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and past Chair of the NIH Risk Prevention and Health Behavior Across the Lifespan Special Emphasis Panel.

Professional Interests

Nutrition; health promotion; health behavior change; health disparities 


PhD Social Welfare, Columbia University New York, NY

MSW Social Work, Columbia University New York, NY

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of New Jersey, Division of Consumer Affairs

Certified to Provide Clinical Supervision, National Association of Social Workers, NJ Chapter

Representative Publications

Pilot Study of a Farm-to-Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Intervention Promoting Vegetable Consumption; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2021

Feasibility of a Farm-to-WIC Intervention; , Public Health Nutrition 2019; 22(18): 3405-3415.; 2019

Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Nutrition Education to Promote Farmers' Market Fruit and Vegetable Purchases and Consumption among Women Enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); , BMC Nutrition 2017; 3(48); 2017

Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach; , Preventing Chronic Disease 2014; 11; 2014

Residential summer camp intervention improves camp food environment.; American Journal of Health Behavior; Volume 38, 2014

Fellowships, Grants and Research

WIC-Based Intervention to Promote Healthy Eating Among Low-Income Mothers

Online WIC Nutrition Education to Promote Farmers’ Market Fruit and Vegetable Purchases and Consumption

Guest Editor, Special Issue of Nutrients, Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Innovative Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Low-Income Populations

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