Nutrition Science
       Featured Faculty and Staff --- Dr. Kimberly B. Heidal
Associate Professor, Nutrition Science

Courses Taught:
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?
Hastings, NE

Quotes to live by:
Work hard, Play harder

Something interesting about yourself:
I was a lifeguard for 9 years while I went to school.








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