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Amy Lanou, PhD

Amy Lanou

Amy Lanou, PhD

Adjunct Professor
Public Health Leadership Program
Executive Director
NC Center for Health and Wellness (UNC Asheville)
Department of Health and Wellness (UNC Asheville)

Dr. Amy Joy Lanou is an adjunct professor for the PHLP and the Executive Director for the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness and Professor in the Department of Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville. She has 30 years of experience in nutrition and health promotion in academic, non-profit, and small business settings, specializing in nutrition for prevention, management and treatment of chronic conditions. She is the author of Building Bone Vitality and Healthy Eating for Life for Children as well as numerous research articles.

Her interests include pedagogical innovation, engaged, inter- and cross-disciplinary teaching and learning practices, food politics and nutrition policy, and plant-based eating styles for health promotion and disease prevention. 

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