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Dr. Yeon K. Bai is a Professor and Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at Montclair State University.  Dr. Bai received her PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with minors in Biochemistry and Inquiry Methodology.
 
Using behavioral lens to understand why people behave the way they do, Dr. Bai’s extensive work focuses on breastfeeding, infant feeding and fruit and vegetable consumption behaviors among diverse populations. Her work has established an international partnership with South Korea to improve children’s fruit and vegetable consumption. Dr. Bai’s significant contribution to theory application to understanding breastfeeding behavior has built a strong basis for current and future lactation interventions in the field. 

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Focuses on breastfeeding, infant feeding and fruit and vegetable consumption behaviors among diverse populations. Her work has established an international partnership with South Korea to improve children’s fruit and vegetable consumption. Dr. Bai’s significant contribution to theory application to understanding breastfeeding behavior has built a strong basis for current and future lactation interventions in the field. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

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