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Anastasia Snelling

Associate Dean, School of Education, Teaching and Health
School of Education, Teaching and Health

  • Dr. Anastasia Snelling is an associate professor at American University in the School of Education, Teaching, and Health. Dr. Snelling has been teaching undergraduate and graduate health promotion programs for the past two decades with a focus on nutrition and behavior change, the integration of health promotion into health care, and health communication. Some select course activities include web development, a trip to Capitol Hill, and writing a health column for the student paper, the Eagle. Further, she features several guest speakers from organizations such as Center for Science in the Public Interest, Kaiser Permanente, Pfizer, and Partnership for Prevention.
  • Degrees

    PhD, American University
    MS, American University
    BS, University of Connecticut
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Area of Expertise: Nutrition and nutrition education; health communication; health promotion, including school and worksite health promotion

Additional Information: Anastasia Snelling
is associate dean in the School of Education, Teaching, and Health. She has been a member of the American Dietetic Association as a registered dietitian for more than 25 years. Snelling teaches nutrition, health promotion, and health communication. Her research interests include methods of behavior change in nutrition education to manage risk factors related to chronic disease. Her current research is in the area of childhood obesity and the role of school cafeterias in promoting healthful foods. She has written more than 40 articles, book chapters, and other publications, as well as presented more than 150 speeches to regional, national, and international audiences.

Her latest coauthored publications and presentations are:

"A Comparison of the Offerings and Purchases of Food at Three High Schools" (Journal of School Health, 2007; 77:703-707)

"2007 Best-selling Weight Loss Books: A Review" and "Offerings and Purchases of Competitive Foods Pre- and Post a Nutrition Policy," presented at the June/July 2008 American Journal of Health Promotion Conference

“Nutrient-based Standards Used to Improve Competitive Foods ” (American College of Nutrition, October 2008)

“The Impact of Nutrition Standards on Competitive Food Offerings and Purchasing Behaviors of High School Students.” (Journal of School Health, 2009;79:541-546).

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