Aurora Buffington is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a background in public health nutrition. Dr. Buffington oversees food system programming emphasizing its interrelationship with health and nutrition. She is equally committed to promoting student wellness and oversees healthy school programming that addresses several levels of the socio-ecological model in order to facilitate healthy behaviors in the school environment. Aurora has many interests including school wellness policy, nutrition education, food systems, food policy, and public health with a social and behavioral health emphasis. One of her hobbies includes teaching fitness classes which she's done for over 15 years, and you may see her monthly Fitness Minute segment on CCTV 4. She currently serves on the Nevada Council for Food Security, chairs the Southern Nevada Food Council, and is a member of the Center for Regional Food Systems Racial Equity in the Food System Workgroup.
Programs: Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools; Healthy Food Systems; SNAP-Ed & CYFAR grant programming; Home Food Preservation