Holly Huye, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Systems
I am a co-investigator on a USDA Agricultural Research Service-funded project for the Delta Obesity Prevention Research Unit (Delta OPRU) . For the Delta OPRU project, I was part of the research team that developed and implemented two nutrition curricula based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This formative work was based on the RE-AIM framework and yielded a total of 12 education sessions consisting of lesson plans, session scripts, education materials and supplemental newsletters. My responsibilities also included training and evaluation of three nutrition educators who served as intervention group leaders/instructors and oversight of dietary assessment consisting of food frequency questionnaire administration training and data collection. Analysis and reporting of process and outcomes data are in process. I also provide leadership for teaching nutrition assessment in our nutrition and dietetics program, encompassing anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary assessment as well as mentor graduate students on their research projects.
1.Huye, H.F., Connell, C.L., Crook, L.B., Yadrick, K., Zoellner, J. (In-press). Utilizing the RE-AIM framework in formative evaluation and program planning for a nutrition intervention in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.