Lori Hoolihan

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Foods and Nutrition Instructor
Family and Consumer Sciences
Advanced Technology and Applied Sciences
Saddleback College

Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences, U.C. Berkeley, 1993

Registered Dietitian, U.C. Berkeley, 1993

B.S. Chemistry, U.C. Berkeley, 1987

I joined Saddleback College in 2006 as an instructor in Foods and Nutrition, where I have taught FN 161 (Nutrition for Health Occupations), FN 50 (Fundamentals of Nutrition), FN 164 (Sports Nutrition), FN 169 (Life Cycle Nutrition) and FCS 142 (Life Management). I am currently the Chair of the Nutrition Department as well as the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. I am very passionate about nutrition as it is the key to life, fitness and health; and the perfect intersection of science and application. We all have choices we make every day; in nutrition, those choices will determine your current and future health.

I strive to make my classes interactive including class discussion, group projects, video clips, case studies, active learning and review activities. I believe that the more students engage and participate, they more they learn, remember and apply what they learned.

Prior to joining the faculty at Saddleback I worked in public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, private practice and nutrition research. I do my best to stay on top of scientific research, consumer trends and food industry activities. I bring those areas of knowledge into my classroom for the benefit of my students. There is never a dumb question or a simple answer to a question ... but the more you ask and the more you learn, the better you can take care of yourself, your friends and your family.

On a personal note, I'm a triathlete and love to run, bike and swim, go to the beach, and anything else outdoors. I have 3 daughters and live in Laguna Niguel.

I encourage anyone and everyone to take classes in Nutrition and in Life Management (FCS Dept). We have a family of excellent instructors and a number of interesting classes to choose from that will fit your schedule. Your life and health will benefit ... and yes, you can still eat your favorite foods!