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Dana Ellis Hunnes    

Author of "Recipe For Survival"

Dana Ellis Hunnes was born in Clearwater, Florida. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and is a Senior Dietitian at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She earned her BS in Nutrition and Human Biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, her Dietetics RD at Emory University Hospitals in Atlanta, GA, and her Masters of Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Public Health from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in Los Angeles.

Hunnes teaches courses on nutrition, chronic disease, and the environment at UCLA.

Her research examines the relationships among climate change, food choices, and food security. She advocates for plant-based diets for personal health and the environment.

She has a new book out this January, 2022 with Cambridge University Press titled: ""Recipe For Survival: What you can do to live a healthier and more environmentally friendly life,"" which addresses many of the problems we face with climate change along with a number of practical solutions every individual can take NOW.

She is frequently cited in the media: She has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, WBAI radio, Spectrum 1 TV. She has written guest articles for Huffington Post and Self Magazine, and has been quoted by the Associated Press, Live Science, Healthline, Consumer Reports, Women's Health Magazine, Well + Good, HuffPost, Self Magazine, Health magazine, Cosmopolitan, Men's Journal, Insider, the Los Angeles Times, and other news and media outlets.

Speech Topics

  • Plant-based Diets
  • Nutrition
  • Health
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Advocacy

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