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President Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Lauri Wright

Jacksonville, Fla.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Aging and Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition/Public Health
  • Dietetic Licensure
  • Epidemiology (Research Review and Analysis)
  • International Nutrition

Wright is the graduate program director in the University of North Florida's Department of Nutrition and the director of the Center for Nutrition and Food Security. Her specialties include food-insecure individuals, malnutrition, global nutrition and the nutritional needs of people with HIV/AIDS. Wright has consulted with seniors in the Meals on Wheels program, providing nutrition education and counseling. She formerly worked as a clinical dietitian at the Veterans Administration, providing medical nutrition therapy for veterans with chronic disease. Serving as the Academy’s President in 2023-2024, Wright is a former Academy Spokesperson; a past Speaker of the House of Delegates; past president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a former board member of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Wright is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She earned a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from the University of South Florida.

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