|Associate Professor, Nutrition Science
NUTR 2105 - Nutrition Science, 3500/3501- Nutrition Research Methodology and Laboratory, 6530 – Drug/Nutrient Interactions, 6110 – Nutrition and Public Health
Research and Personal Interests:
Dr. Heidal has two clear and distinct research streams: 1) omega-3 fatty acids and the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases (i.e. heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes) and 2) obesity and community based interventions designed to increase healthy eating and to reinforce positive lifestyle behaviors that include. Through her leadership and collaborations with the USDA NC-1039, Dr. Heidal continues to examine the relationships between dietary n-3, fish oil supplements and blood profiles over time in healthy, at risk and chronically ill subjects.
PhD Nutrition, University of Nebraska
MHS Nutrition, Western Carolina University
RD Dietetic Internship, Western Carolina University
BS Nutrition, Western Carolina University
BS Marketing, Western Carolina University
Awards won and who awarded them to you:
Young Dietitian of the Year for North Carolina Dietetic Association, 2005-2006
What City, State, or Country are you originally from?
Quotes to live by:
Work hard, Play harder
Something interesting about yourself:
I was a lifeguard for 9 years while I went to school.