Marguerite Queneau was never inclined to complacency.
After earning her undergraduate degree in home economics at the University of Minnesota in 1925, she quickly became an internationally recognized authority in the field of public health nutrition. Within about a decade of her graduation from the University, Queneau became the first public health nutritionist for the New York State Department of Health, where she helped build the department’s reputation as a pioneer in public health nutrition.
In 1941, Queneau earned a master’s degree in child development at Columbia University. Then she served overseas as a U.S. Army First Lieutenant and head dietitian for the 34th General Hospital during World War II.