Ph.D., R.D. Nutrition Education Specialist
Marilyn Townsend’s work centers on nutrition education (research and programs) with an emphasis on children and adolescents. She is involved in theory-driven program development and implementation, nutrition educational methodologies and program evaluation. Her work also involves health behavior change strategies.
Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Mical Shilts is a faculty member in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department teaching Introductory Nutrition, Cultural Nutrition, and Community Nutrition. Her research interests include development and quantitative research of interventions using theories and models of behavior change to positively influence dietary and physical activity attitudes, intentions and behaviors of low-income populations.
Larissa has worked for the University since 2000 and currently assists EFNEP/FSNEP with implementation and evaluation of theory-driven nutrition education strategies and programs for low-income families and children.