Marla M. Reicks, PhD,
Director of Nutrition Graduate Studies,
Department of Food Science and Nutrition,
University of Minnesota,
St. Paul, MN,
Dr. Marla Reicks has been a professor and Extension Nutritionist in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota since 1990. She is currently Director of Graduate Studies in Nutrition. Her research and programming interests include dietary behavior change to improve intake of whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods for school children and low-income families, and behavioral interventions to prevent weight gain. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in these areas and advised 50+ graduate students to completion. Dr. Reicks received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from Iowa State University, Ames, IA in 1985 and has been a registered dietitian for 38 years. She is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served or currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and Appetite.