Healthy eating and nutrition

  • Professor, School of Nursing
  • Director, Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research
  • Director, Graduate Studies
  • Director, PhD Program 

Jayne Fulkerson, PhD, a professor in the School of Nursing, is available to discuss healthy mealtime behaviors among families and children, childhood obesity prevention and healthy home food environments. As principal investigator of HOME Plus, a researcher with the Project EAT team and several health-related centers at the University of Minnesota and Academic Health Center, Fulkerson is uniquely qualified to discuss the relationship between family, food and child health. 

  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health

Jennifer Linde, PhD, is an associate professor of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health. Dr. Linde’s work focuses on weight loss and weight gain prevention, with specific interests in intervention development, public health message delivery, and behavior monitoring during weight control. Her teaching and research point of view comes from her extensive background in clinical psychology. She is currently the Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded study regarding weight tracking and weight loss outcomes, and Associate Director of the Epidemiology and Intervention Core of the NIH-funded Minnesota Obesity Center. 

  • Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD, is professor in the School of Public Health's Division of Epidemiology and Community Health.  Dr. Neumark-Sztainer’s research focuses on adolescent health, nutrition, obesity and eating disorder prevention. She is the lead investigator of Project EAT, a study aimed at identify the socio-environmental, personal, and behavioral determinants of nutritional intake and weight status among a large and ethnically diverse adolescent population. Neumark-Sztainer is the author of I'm, Like, SO Fat! Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World (Guilford Press 2005).