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Betty T. Izumi

Betty Izumi is a registered dietitian and assistant professor in the School of Community Health at Portland State University where her research and teaching focus on issues at the intersection of child nutrition, sustainability, and health equity.

Betty T. Izumi

Betty Izumi is a registered dietitian and assistant professor in the School of Community Health at Portland State University where her research and teaching focus on issues at the intersection of child nutrition, sustainability, and health equity.

Betty is project director of Harvest for Healthy Kids, a nutrition program developed in partnership with Mt. Hood Community College Head Start and Early Head Start to connect children in early care and education setting with local agriculture through their meals and classroom experiences. In addition to her work with Harvest for Healthy Kids, Betty works with colleagues at University of Alaska Fairbanks Center for Alaska Native Health Research to connect schools with independent and Native-owned fish businesses to improve diet quality among Native youth and to strengthen regional markets for sustainably harvested salmon.


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