Skip to main content
Sign In

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 Fellow Spotlight:

Traci Bekelman, PhD, MPH                          
Nutrition T32 Fellowship:  
July 1
 2017 - present
Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Research Topic:  Anthropological perspectives on diet and nutritional status, the co-occurrence of obesity and under-nutrition in adverse environments



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 »



  • “This study was the first to demonstrate that lifestyle programs for weight loss have effects beyond the person participating in these programs,” said Dr. James Hill, professor of pediatrics and medicine and a spokesman for The Obesity Society, in the February 2018 U.S. News and World Report news story​.

  • Dr. Matthew Haemer has been elected as a member of the Society for Pediatric Research​.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Dana Dabelea and Dr. Katherine Sauder, who were recently awarded an NIH (NIDDK) R01 grant entitled "Reducing Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes in American Indian Youth: Tribal Turning Point."

  • Upcoming Nutrition Seminars: 
    • Dr. Michael Rudolph, Thursday, February 8, 12-1:00pm, AO1-2101
    • Dr. Laura Brown, Thursday, February 22, 12-1:00pm, A01-2101.

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule