Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Leslie Moore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
College of Education and Human Ecology

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(614) 247-2429
moore.1817@osu.edu

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health, Obesity
Areas of Expertise: language socialization, language development, literacy, formal and informal learning, Somali Studies

My expertise connects to the Outreach component of the Center's mission. In addition to my academic expertise, I bring strong connections in the Somali community in Central Ohio and with the schools that serve this community. Changes in Somali foodways and lifestyles in the Diaspora have made Somali immigrants and refugees a high-risk group for food insecurity and nutrition- and weight-related health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. I seek Center membership because I would like to work with schools and Somali-run community organizations to examine Somali foodways in Central Ohio and promote healthful food choices. 

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