Jessica Coppola

I am a Nutrition Scientist and Gerontologist interested in the control of food intake by the brain and how that changes with aging.

Jessica Coppola“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
― Hippocrates

My courses fill very quickly so please register early if you hope to get a spot!

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A little about me

  • I am a Professor of Nutrition and Gerontology at Sacramento City College, as well as a wife and mother. I am passionate teaching and helping students to be successful. I’m equally passionate about nutrition and its role in keeping our bodies and minds happy and healthy throughout our lifespan!
  • By training, I am a nutrition scientist interested in the control of food intake by the brain, especially near the end of life (anorexia of aging). I completed my Ph.D. as well as my undergraduate work at the University of California at Davis (U.C. Davis). I also studied at Santa Rosa Junior College in California before transferring to U.C. Davis.

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