Dairy Council of Arizona

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Lauren Peña, RDN 

Lauren Peña is a registered dietitian nutritionist and completed both her Bachelor of Science in nutritional sciences and her dietetic internship at the University of Arizona. Lauren is a current member of Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University. Lauren has a background of 6 years in both the K-12 school nutrition industry as well as higher education food service. She began her role at the Dairy Council of Arizona in March 2022.

As the Manager of Sustainable Nutrition at the Dairy Council of Arizona, she focuses on promoting dairy's health benefits, combatting Arizona's food insecurity, and communicating dairy farming's responsible practices. Her stakeholder partners include doctors, nurses, dentists, dietitians, collegiate faculty, food banks and food pantries, chefs, and other industry thought leaders.

Some of her favorite projects include coordinating dairy farm tours for in-state colleges, awarding grants and coolers for food banks and food pantries, speaking engagements, and creating resource materials for nutrition and dairy education purposes.

404 W. Broadway Road
Tempe, AZ 85282