Outstanding Professor - Keiko Goto
Keiko Goto is originally from Japan. She was born in Gunma prefecture, which is famous for hot springs and tough women. She holds a Ph.D. in nutritional sciences from Cornell University. As a nutritionist, Keiko has worked in various countries such as Guatemala, Indonesia, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Tanzania, and has developed a deep appreciation of diversity in people and food. Keiko’s current research interests include food and culture, sustainable food practices, global child obesity prevention, mindful eating and food culture, and the application of community-based participatory research methods in food and nutrition. Since 2010, Keiko has been the Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Nutrition Activity and Promotion at CSU, Chico, where she aims to put nutritional science into practice. Keiko feels fortunate for the opportunity to make a difference locally and globally together with CSUC students, faculty and staff. She enjoys traveling, playing the piano and clarinet, pairing wine with foods, and practicing yoga. Keiko resides in Chico with her husband Roger and her daughter Erika.