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Associate Prof Suzanne Piscopo

Head of Department of Health, Physical Education and Consumer Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Malta; Past President Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior


University of Malta, Malta

Suzanne Piscopo is Head of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Consumer Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta. She is an Associate Professor in Nutrition, Family and Consumer Studies, mainly training BSc (Hons) Home Economics students, as well as providing initial education to future Secondary and Primary level teachers and early childhood educators. She is also an ad hoc lecturer with other faculties, a Board member of the Programme for Mediterranean Culinary Culture and a frequent guest speaker in school and community activities and on the mass media tackling subjects related to food, nutrition, health and consumption. Prof Piscopo is a Registered Nutritionist and Registered European Health Promotion Practitioner. She is currently Academic Coordinator of a national community education project focusing on sustainable living and is also involved in different international projects addressing the Mediterranean Diet, elderly health, and consumer and sustainability education.

Together with her husband Michael she produces educational resources for young children promoting healthy living and which feature a nationally-recognised original mascot. Prof Piscopo is a member of the National Centre for Family Research within the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society and is currently involved in studies on couple relationships and on access to quality food.  She is also past President of the international Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior where she has voluntarily served in different leadership positions for over 20 years.