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Kitty Oppliger

Community Nutrition and Health
12200B Airport Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
koppliger@ucanr.edu Create VCard

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Central Sierra Cooperative Extension


Kitty was a long-time resident of rural Michigan, before moving to Ann Arbor to complete an MPH in Nutrition Sciences. Here, she built upon a background in ecology, sustainable agriculture and faith-based health practices to use community based participatory research to investigate food access for rural families. Her other research interests include nutrition and disability; tribal health and indigenous food systems; sustainable diets; and the interaction of spiritual and emotional domains of health with nutrition.
Kitty is also a certified yoga instructor focusing on accessible movement practices for those with injuries and disabilities. She is a passionate gardener and forager, and eager to learn about the differences and similarities between Michigan and California for growing and harvesting edible plants and fungi.


MPH Community Nutrition, University of Michigan. 2023
BS Biology, Michigan Technological University. 2021


Public Health


Sustainable food systems, food access, disability and nutrition, Tribal health and foodways

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