Leslie Cunningham-Sabo is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Her research focuses on designing, implementing and evaluating nutrition and physical activity programs for children and adults in Hispanic and American Indian communities. A recent focus has been on determining the impact of experiential cooking interventions on children’s fruit and vegetable preferences, cooking attitudes and self-efficacy.
Cunningham-Sabo has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the CSU Service Learning Instructional Innovation Award in 2010 and the Colorado Women of Vision Award in 2013.
Cunningham-Sabo received her B.A. in medical anthropology from Michigan State University in 1979. She then attended the University of Arizona, where she earned her M.S. in human nutrition and her R.D., both in 1989. She earned a Ph.D. in health education from the University of New Mexico in 2000.