UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Alexandra Alford

Alexandra Alford is a registered and licensed dietitian in Atlanta, GA. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a concentration in Dietetics at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in Princess Anne, MD. Alexandra then attended the University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville, TN to earn her Master of Science inContinue reading “UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Alexandra Alford”

UTK Trainee Spotlight: Emily Wojtowicz

Emily is a 1st year student and trainee at the University of Tennessee, pursuing a PhD in Community Nutrition.  Emily received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Arizona. Then, she went on to complete a combined dietetic internship and Master of Science program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)Continue reading “UTK Trainee Spotlight: Emily Wojtowicz”

Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective – Healthful Food Access

 Julianne is a first year Master’s student at University of Tennessee, Knoxville pursuing a degree in Public Health Nutrition. She hopes to work with medically underserved children and sustainable food systems. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Dayton in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition.  On Friday, September 27th, the University of Tennessee’s MCH Nutrition LeadershipContinue reading “Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective – Healthful Food Access”

UTK Trainee Spotlight: Sa’Nealdra Wiggins

Sa’Nealdra is a 4th year doctoral student at the University of Tennessee pursuing a degree in Nutritional Sciences in hopes of impacting women and girls of color as it pertains to dietary quality. She currently holds a degree in Health Education-Public Health from Middle Tennessee State University.       This summer I completed aContinue reading “UTK Trainee Spotlight: Sa’Nealdra Wiggins”

Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective – Policy at All Levels

  The Promoting Healthy Weight (PHW) Colloquia are a biannual series, held each spring and fall, that highlights the latest research in maternal and child health nutrition. The Colloquia are for practitioners, health agency employees, students, faculty, researchers, families, and the community. Viewers can attend the event onsite or view the live or archived webcastContinue reading “Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective – Policy at All Levels”

UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Shanthi Appelö

Shanthi Appelö is an alumnus of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership traineeship. She completed both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at the University of Tennessee. Currently, she is a registered dietitian nutritionist working at the Knox County Health Department. In this blog post, Shanthi describes her experience as a former trainee, herContinue reading “UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Shanthi Appelö”

UTK Trainee Spotlight: Rachel Klenzman

Rachel Klenzman is a first year dual Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition and Master of Public Health student and an MCH Nutrition trainee at the University of Tennessee. She will also be completing a dietetic internship through UT in 2021. Rachel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Ashland University inContinue reading “UTK Trainee Spotlight: Rachel Klenzman”

UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Ruth Wooten

Ruth Wooten, an alumnus of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership traineeship, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and completed her Master’s program in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee. This blog post describes her recent publication/thesis research. Upon entering graduate school, I was not convinced that I wanted to pursue the thesis trackContinue reading “UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Ruth Wooten”

UTK Trainee Spotlight: Veronica Rubio

Veronica is a first-year graduate student in the Nutrition program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Veronica also received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at UTK in 2014. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Veronica worked as a registered dietitian in the Women, Infants andContinue reading “UTK Trainee Spotlight: Veronica Rubio”

UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Amber Ford

Amber Ford, an alumnus of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership traineeship, is a registered and licensed dietitian at the Knox County Health Department. At the University of Tennessee, Amber completed a dual Master’s program in Public Health and Public Health Nutrition, and completed the dietetic internship. As a Public Health Educator, Amber has focusedContinue reading “UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Amber Ford”