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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Nutrition Services & Patient Education

Recent Publications and Presentations

Special Publications

View nutrition and weight management patient education materials tailored for our patients on this Family Medicine Website.

Healthy Lifestyles Through Nutrition.Healthy Eating Plan from the Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists of the Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Health, 2013.

Selected Publications

Keen S, Craven K, Kolasa KM.Nutrition strategies for patients on new incretion therapies for Type 2 diabetes.Nutrition Today. 2014; 49(5):254-261.

Craven K, Schmidt S, Kolasa K. Obesity Counseling Experience for Third Year Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from:

Kolasa K, Daugherty J, Craven K. Introduction to Nutrition Assessment and Counseling in the Outpatient Setting. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from:

Craven K, Keen S, Kolasa KM.Nutrition for Athletic Youth with Weight Concerns, Crohns disease and eating disorders. Nutr Today. 2014: 49(2):57-67

Craven K, Bane S, Kolasa, KM. The Dance: Minimizing Weight Gain with Improved Blood Glucose Control. Nutr Today. 2013: 48(1):19-25.

Craven KW, Moore JB, Swart AS, Keene AF, Kolasa KM,School-based Nutrition Education Intervention,Effect on Achieving a Healthy Weight Among Overweight 9th Grade Students.JPublic Health Manag & Pract. 2011:17(2):141-146.

Craven K, Messenger J, Kolasa, KM. What Dietitians Need to Know About Medical Nutrition Therapy and Pharmacotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes. Nutr Today. 2010: 45(6):240-249.

Sample Presentations

Craven K. Weight Management, Nutrition, and Non-Communicable Disease. Integrated Health Care: Reconnecting Head to the Body, East Carolina Behavioral Health Conference, City Hotel and Bistro, Greenville, NC. June 12, 2014.

Craven K. IBS…what do I tell my patient? East Carolina University Department of Family Medicine Academic Afternoon, Family Medicine Center, Greenville, NC. May 8, 2014.

Craven K. Dietary Supplements. What Works. 2014 Diabetes Educator Conference, Hilton, Greenville, NC. March 7, 2014.

Craven K. Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy Update. Physician Assistant Course, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. February 27, 2014.

Craven K. Motivational Interviewing. East Carolina University Doctoring II course, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC. January 14, 2014.

Craven K.Celiac Disease:How to Help Your Patient Eat Well and Feel Better. UT Health Science Center via teleconference, Teleconference Network of Texas, San Antonio Texas.April 17, 2013.

Kolasa, KM, Craven K.Nutrition Advice from Oz and Second Opinions from Kathy and Kay: Answers to your patients questions about gluten, dietary supplements, and trendy diets.Women's Health Conference, Family Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. February 15, 2013.

Kolasa, KM, Craven. North Carolina's Plan to Address Obesity:Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities 2013-2020.Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. February 7, 2013.

Taft N, Craven K, Kolasa KM. Virtual Grocery Store Tour. Life Long Learning, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.February 7, 2013.

Craven, K. Advanced Carb Counting.Boot Camp for Diabetes.ECU Endocrinology.February, 2012.