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Welcome to Nutrition

Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics, Head, Section of Nutrition

The mission of the Section of Pediatric Nutrition is to enhance the health of all infants and children through research and the promotion of best practices for nutrition and physical activity in health and disease.

Our academic mission includes research, clinical care, education and training, and community outreach.

Please explore our Web site for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.


A comprehensive range of clinical nutrition support, with expertise available from physicians board certified in clinical nutrition.  MORE »


Education at all levels of training for health care providers, including Clinical and Post-Doc Fellowships  in Pediatric Nutrition.  MORE »


Areas of research focus include energy balance & metabolism, micronutrients, obesity, prevention programs... MORE »



  • Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS, presented the Tom Badger Lecture on November 15, 2016, at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center.


  • Mathew Haemer, MD, MPH was elected to the Executive Committee of the AAP's Section on Obesity​ and began his term on October 22nd, 2016.

  • The next Nutrition Seminar is Thursday, November 17th. Paul S. MacLean, PhD, will present "Targeting the Barriers to Successful Weight Loss Maintenance: An Initial Step toward Personalized Medicine for Obesity" at 12-1:00pm in A01 Room 2101

  • Nutrition welcomes Minghua Tang, PhD, as the newest member of the faculty. Dr. Tang also recently received an NIH/NIDDK K01 award for her project "Protein Quality Early in Life: Mechanisms of Growth and Later Obesity."

  • Bridget Young, PhD, recently received a NORC grant for her project, "Could chronic infant consumption of different carbohydrate sources be programming risk for insulin resistance?"

  • 2013 Section Report