Department of Nutrition

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0

The evaluation for the colloquium can be found HERE.

Save the date for the Fall 2015 Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 Colloquium:  Infant Feeding, Part 2 to be held Friday, September 25, 2015.  To view the informational flyer click HERE.

To register for the online WEBCAST version of the colloquium, click HERE.

Prior registration for the onsite colloquium has closed.  Registration is still available ONSITE at the Howard Baker Center prior to the event.






Our Mission

To promote an understanding and practice of the science of nutrition for the enhancement of the physiological and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities, primarily through research and education.

Our Vision

Achieve national recognition in academic excellence as a leading research and graduate program that prepares professionals to assume leadership roles in nutritional sciences, dietetics, and public health nutrition.

Department News

Recent publications:

In The Journal of Human Lactation by Zixin Lou, Guo Zeng, John Orme, Lujiao Huang, Fang Liu,  Xuehong Pang,  Katherine Kavanagh- Breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and intention in a sample of Chinese undergraduate students.

In The Journal of Human Lactation by Zixin Lou, Guo Zeng, Lujiao Huang, Yu Wang, Lan Zhou, Katherine Kavanagh-  Maternal reported indicators and causes of perceived insufficient milk supply


In Pediatrics by Chantelle Hart, Mary Carskadon, Robert Considine, Joseph Fava, Jessica Lawton, Hollie Raynor, Elissa Jelalian, Judith Owens, and Rena Wing- Changes in Children’s Sleep Duration on Food Intake, Weight, and Leptin

In Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry by Meredith Howell, Rui Li, Rui Zhang, Yang Li, Wei Chen, and Guoxun Chen- The expression of Apoc3 mRNA is regulated by HNF4α and COUP-TFII, but not acute retinoid treatments, in primary rat hepatocytes and hepatoma cells.

In the American Journal of Health Promotion by Tonya Horacek, Adrienne White, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Melissa Reznar, Melissa Olfert, Jessie Morrell, Mallory Koenings, Onika Brown, Karla Shelnutt, Kendra Kattelmann, Geoff Greene, Sarah Colby, Carrie Thompson-Snyder.- PACES: A Physical Activity Campus Environmental Supports Audit on University Campuses.


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