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Jill Fabricius Keith

Ph.D., R.D.

     

Ph.D., R.D., L.D.

  

Assistant Professor 
Human Nutrition and Food Program Option

 

Research Interests

My overall research interests include factors that influence human eating behaviors (including sensory characteristics of food), the impact of changing diet behaviors on health outcomes, addressing health and education disparities, and culturally relevant educational strategies. Recently my research focus areas have included:

  • Reclaiming indigenous food and health; impacts of sovereign nation diets

  • The impact of daily kimchi consumption on irregular gastrointestinal symptoms and consumer acceptability in healthy individuals

  • [GetFruved] college campus Community-Based Participatory Research; evaluating the campus health environment

  • Barriers & strategies for healthy food choices among American Indian tribal college students

  • Protein and branched chain amino acid (BCAA) intake among older and younger adults: comparisons and analysis of adequacy

  • Consumers and added sugars: acceptability and ability to process nutrition information using traffic light, report card, and current Nutrition Facts label format

  • Wyoming-grown Peruvian popping beans; nutritional and sensory qualities

 

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor - University of Wyoming, 2016-present

  • Instructor/Graduate Assistant – North Dakota State University, 2011-2016

  • Nutrition Instructor/Community Educator – United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, ND, 2005-2011

  • Public Health Nutritionist – Bismarck Burleigh Public Health, Bismarck, ND, 2004-2005

  • CACFP Manager/Nutrition Consultant - Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2003-2004

  • WIC Dietitian - Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2003-2004

  • Clinical Dietitian - Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, IL, 2002-2003

  • Community Outreach/Clinical Dietitian - Finley Hospital, Dubuque, IA, 2000-2002

 

Education

Ph.D. Exercise Science & Nutrition (Statistics Graduate Certificate), North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

M.S. Education. Specialization in Post-Secondary and Adult Education. Capella University, Minneapolis, MN 

B.S. Food & Nutrition. Coordinated Program in Dietetics, North Dakota State University,  Fargo, ND

 

Certifications

Registered Dietitian – Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), 2000

 

Professional Memberships

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Nutrition & Dietetic Educators & Preceptors
Wyoming Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
American Indigenous Research Association

 

Courses Taught

Fundamentals/Principles of Nutrition
Nutrition Science
Advanced Nutrition/Graduate Advanced Nutrition
Community Nutrition
Nutrition, Growth, & Development
Therapeutic Nutrition Counseling
Foodservice Systems Production
Quantity Food Production
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Diabetes & Mother Earth

 

Examples of Recent Publications

Keith, J., Stastny, S., Brunt, A., & Agnew, W. (2018). Barriers & strategies for healthy food choices among American Indian tribal college students: A qualitative analysis. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, 118 (6).

Stastny, S. & Keith, J. (2018). Consumers and added sugars: Acceptability and ability to process nutrition information using traffic light, report card, and current Nutrition Facts label format. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8 (2).

Stastny, S., Keith, J., & Vasichek, N. (2018). Dietary fat recommendations: Registered Dietitian Nutritionists’ practices and guidance vary. Pulse, 37, (1).

Kraft, T., Keith, J., Larson-Meyer, E., Bisha, B. (2018). Functional Foods: Kimchi As A Natural Probiotic [Abstract]. Conference booklet for Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN).

Keith, J., Stastny, S., Stone, K., David, S., Hackney, K. (2018). Protein and Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) Intake Among Older and Younger Adults: Comparisons and Analysis of Adequacy [Abstract]. Conference booklet for Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN).

Keith, J., Stastny, S., Agnew, W., Brunt, A., & Aune, P. (2017). Life skills at a tribal college: A culturally relevant educational intervention. Journal of Extension, 55 (5). https://www.joe.org/joe/2017october/iw5.php

Keith, J. (2016). Creating a multicultural classroom. Tribal College Journal. Available at http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org/archives/31484.

Keith, J., Stastny, S., & Brunt, A. (2016). Barriers & strategies for success for American Indian college students: A review. Journal of College Student Development, 57(6), 698-714.

Keith, J., Brunt, A., Stastny, S., & Bezbaruah, N. (2015). Accompanying the primary grocery shopper is positively related to requests for purchase of fruits & vegetables in third & fourth grade students. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5, 340-347.

Stastny, S., Keith, J., Garden-Robinson, J., & Hall, C. (2014). Flash-frying vs. deep-fat frying: Fat content and sensory evaluation of fish fried using two methods. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(1), 19-26.


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