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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.


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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 »



  • The Nutrition Seminar Series begins Thusday, September 22nd.  Nicole Kasper, Phd, will present "The School Food Environment: What's Working to Improve Student Nutrition Outcomes?" at 12-1:00pm in A01 Room 2101.

  • Nutrition welcomes Dr. 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."

  • Dr. 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?"

  • 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.