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Welcome to 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.

                -  Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS,  Head, Section of Nutrition

Nutrition Faculty Spotlight:

Rochelle Cason-Wilkerson, MD, MPH-FAAP
Assistant Professor

Dr. Rochelle  Cason-Wilkerson is a pediatrician now working in the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Colorado to help fight the ongoing epidemic of childhood obesity. She received her Medical doctorate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville TN, and then did her residency training in the military at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma WA. After serving in the military for over 10 years she decided to pursue additional training and was accepted into the CU Primary Care Research Fellowship where she continued to study and do research in the area of childhood obesity, more specifically looking for low cost interventions for minority low-income children with unhealthy weight, and looking at how beliefs change around diet and exercise after receiving treatment in community based interventions. She also has research interest in health disparities and has recently started pursuing research in this field as well. While in fellowship Dr. Cason-Wilkerson also obtained her Master’s in Public health in the track of Community and Behavioral health.


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 »



    Nutrition Seminar: Jayne Martin Carli, PhD, "From adipose to mammary tissue; eamining intergenerational causes and consequences of obesity and diabetes," Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm, AO1 2602-A
  • Kristen Boyle, PhD recently received a 5-year R01 grant from NIH-NIDDK for her project:  Epigenetic programming of infant mesenchymal stem cells:  mechanisms for obesity and diabetes risk in humans.
  • Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS, Nichole A Reisdorph, PhD, and Wayne W Campbell, PhD (Purdue) recently received an R01 grant from NIH-NIDDK for their project: Predicting health outcomes of Mediterranean diet via metabolomics of foods and biospecimens.

Nutrition Seminars begin again on Thursday, October 11th.  See the Fall Seminar Schedule here.