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Nutrition Services & Patient Education

Message from Kathy Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN, Section Head...

Kathy Kolasa, PhD

Our slogan is “Eat Smart, Move More”.
The dietitians and certified diabetes educators in the Nutrition Services and Patient Education Section are committed to helping patients and citizens do so.  We 1) provide medical nutrition therapy directly to adults, children and youth; 2) teach medical students, residents, attending physicians and health professional students how to assess and counsel their patients about health promoting and disease treating diets; 3) conduct applied nutrition research, especially in the areas of childhood obesity prevention and treatment; and, 4) provide programs on food and nutrition for community groups.

We are members of the ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center. We provide leadership for the Pitt County Pediatric Medical Nutrition Therapy Group. We continually provide relevant nutrition education handouts on the Family Medicine web site. Kathy Kolasa and the Nutrition Section have provided a weekly nutrition column to the Daily Reflector, Greenville NC for more than 20 years. They are frequently interviewed by local media on “hot nutrition" topics.

Kathy Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN
Section Head, Nutrition Services and Patient Education
kolasaka@ecu.edu