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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

Kolasa KM, Sullivan CS, Henes S and others. Achieving a Healthy Weight in Children. Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol and Handouts. July 2004. Updated 2009. http://

Kolasa KM, Deen D. (eds). Physician Curriculum in Clinical Nutrition. Soc Teach Fam Med. Kansas City, MO. November 2007. and

Kolasa KM, Weismiller DG. Nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. Pp. 235-257. Berdanier CD (ed). In "CRC Handbook of Nutrition and Food" Boca Raton FL: CRC Press LLC, 2007.

Caldwell D, Dunn C, Keene A, Kolasa K, Hardison A, Lenihan A, Nelson S, Reeve R, Ritzman R, Sauer M, Schneider L, Thomas C, Vodicka S. 2006.  Eat Smart, Move More: North Carolina's Plan to Prevent Overweight, Obesity and Related Chronic Disease.  Eat Smart Move More Leadership Team, Raleigh, NC August 2006.

Beth D, Boss S, Kolasa K, Newkirk J, Thomas C. North Carolina Blueprint for Changing Policies and Environments In Support of Healthy Eating. NC Division of Public Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition Unit, Raleigh NC, September 2002. 125 pp


Journal Articles

Kolasa KM, Dial J, Gaskins S, Currie R.  Healthy Eating Environments in Hospitals.  Nutrition Today 2009.

Kolasa KM, Lackey CJ, Armstrong LE, Grandjean AC, Hydration and Health.  Nutrition Today 2009.

Dunn C, Kolasa KM, Vodicka S, Schneider L, Thomas C, Smith C, Lackey CJ.  Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less a weight management program.  Accepted and in press.  J. Extension. 2009.

Cummings DM, Henes S, Kolasa KM, Olsson J, Collier D.  Insulin Resistance Status: Predicting Weight Response in Overweight Children.  Archives Peds and Adol. Med 2008; 162(8):1-5

Osayande A, Blevins A, Watson R, Kolasa KM.  How should an exclusively breastfed infant who is significantly overweight be managed.  Family Practice Inquiry Network ( 2009

Kolasa KM, Lackey CJ, Weismiller D.  Hydration and Disease: Answering the Clinical Question.  J Am College of Nutrition.  2007;26:570s-574s.

Rawl R, Kolasa K, Daugherty J, Lackey C.  The Logic Model as a Framework for Community Program Evaluations:  The Food Literacy Partners Program.  Fam Med. 2006 (Nov/Dec):690-691.

Kolasa KM, Craven K, Henes S, Sullivan C.  The clinical nutrition implications of obesity and overweight.  Commentary.  NC Med J. 2006;67(4):283-287.

Sullivan CS, Logan J, Kolasa KM.  Nutrition and gastric bypass.  Nutrition today 2006:41(4):207-214.

Kolasa KM. Strategies to enhance effectiveness of individual based nutrition communication. 4th Heelsum Nutrition and Family Medicine conference. European J Clinical Nutr. 2005;59(8):s24-30.

Dunn C, Caldwell D, Thaxton S, Andersen K, Hoggard L, Thomas C, Kolasa KM. Healthy Foods in Schools…. One state’s voluntary response : North Carolina’s Eat Smart Standards For All Foods Available In School. Nutrition Today. 2005;40(4):176-188.

National High Blood Pressure Education Committee Writing Committee. JNC Express. The Seventh Report of the Joint Committee Recommendations for the Identification, Treatment and Control of High Blood Pressure. NIH Publication No. 03-5233. and J Am Med A. 2003.

Kolasa KM, Gaston NW, Gallagher ML, Gaston N. The ABCs of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2000: Experience with an online continuing education course. Nutrition Today. 2003; 38(6):232-235

Deen D, Spencer E, Kolasa K. Nutrition education in Family Practice Residency Programs. Fam Medicine. 2003; 35(2):105-111.


Recent Presentations

Kolasa KM and Butzen A.  Healthy Food Environments in Hospitals.  American Diabetic Association Annual Meeting.  October 2009

Kolasa KM.  Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocols.  2009 California Childhood Obesity Conference. June 2009

Kolasa KM, Thornhill A.  Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice.  NC Prevention Partners Prevention Institute.  Wilmington, NC 2009

Craven K, Kolasa KM, Swart S, Keene A. School based intervention for healthy weight in 9th graders.  North Carolina Diatetic Association.  Research Triangle Park, March 2009.

Whetstone LM, Owen L, Kolasa K, Morrissey S, Cummings DM, Shah V. Community based physical activity and nutrition programs positively impact children's weight: the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund's Childhood Obesity Initiative.  NAPCRG Annual Meeting.  Nov 2008, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Kolasa KM.  Pitt County as a Fit Community.  WUNC-TV. Nov 27, 2008.

Kolasa KM.  Pee Dee the Pirate (mascot) visits the nutritionist. Oct 27, 2008

Kolasa KM.  Nutrition for Primary Care.  AAFP Board Review, Greensboro NC, June 2008.

Shah V, Sales MS, HWTF/Duke/ECU Childhood Overweight Collaborative.  "Using tobacco settlement funds to support and sustain a statewide obesity prevention initiative:  North Carolina's Fit Initiatives"  135th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, November 2007

Kolasa KM. Supplements, Drugs, Surgery.  Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Training.  Raleigh NC, October 2008.

Kolasa KM.  Hydration.  American Dietetic Association, FNCE.  Philadelphia PA, October 2007

Kolasa KM, Dietary Approaches to Weight Management.  Internal Medicine Annual Beach Conference.  Atlantic Beach NC, October 2007.

Kolasa KM.  The cost, causes and effects of hunger.  NC Hunger Forum, Greenville NC, April 2007.

Kolasa KM.  Differences in the Weight Loss Experiences of African American Women.  The 3rd Annual Jean Mills Health Symposia.  Greenville NC, February 2007.

Kolasa KM.  Adolescent obesity.  NC Acad Fam Phys.  Asheville NC, December 2006.

Kolasa KM.  Hydration and Disease:  Answering the clinical question.  Hydration Consensus Conference, ILSI, Washington DC, November 29, 2006.

Kolasa KM.  Childhood obesity commentary.  Trust for America's Health Summit.  Raleigh NC, August 29, 2006.

Kolasa KM.  Childhood obesity prevention and treatment: what's working at home, at school, in the health care office, and in the community.  ProHealth Care Women's Center.  Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Wisconsin. June 7, 2006.

Kolasa KM, Deen D.  Physician's curriculum in clinical nutrition Blackboard course.  American Dietetic Association, San Antonio TX, October 2003.

Kolasa KM, Deen D.  Childhood obesity prevention and treatment.  Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, September 2003.

Deen D, Grief S, Kolasa KM.  Hot Topics in Nutrition and How to Teach.  Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, September 2003.