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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.


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Renee Porter, RN, MS, ND recently received the Department of Pediatrics Barbara A. Quarantillo Award and was promoted to Senior Instructor with Distinction at the October 2, State of the Department address.

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, will present "The 'Bad Boy' Micronutrient: Iron's effects on infants' microbiome & immune response," at the May 26th Nutrition Seminar, at 1:00pm in A01 Rm 2101.

  • Dr. Jill Kaar has received the American Heart Association Scientist Development Award to examine the influence of sleep duration on health behavior patterns (diet, physical activity, and screen time) on childhood obesity risk in a group of 4-6 year old children.

  • Dr. Katherine Sauder has been awarded the Mentored Clinical and Population Research grant from the American Heart Association. This 2-year grant will examine how vitamin D intake during pregnancy and infancy are associated with bioavailable vitamin D, blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and adiposity in 4-6 year old children. The study has the potential to identify both a modifiable behavior (vitamin D intake) and a clinical biomarker (bioavailable vitamin D) that can be targeted in future interventions to reduce cardiovascular risk in children.

  • Richard Boles, PhD, and Matthew Haemer, MD MPH, were awarded a 2-year grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). This project will implement evidence-based preventive care and treatment for childhood obesity in clinics serving low-income populations at high risk of obesity-related health disparity. This grant will transition The Healthy Living Program for whole-family weight management from a successful research collaboration between the University, safety-net clinics, and community recreation centers to a sustainably funded clinic and community partnership

  • Congratulations to Nancy Krebs, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Head, Section of Nutrition, who has been awarded the inaugural Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Society for Nutrition’s annual meeting. The award is designed to recognize an individual whose lifetime body of work includes meaningful contributions related to the importance of childhood nutrition in health and disease.

  • Anschutz Medical Campus Now More Breastfeeding Friendly! Dr. Bridget Young has been instrumental in expanding and furnishing lactation rooms for use for nursing mothers on campus.