Publications

Presentations at Professional Meetings
  • The Great Carbohydrate Debate, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA )Campus Recreation (Rec), webinar, April 2022

  • The Mediterranean Diet, UTA Campus Recreation, webinar, March 2022

  • Sports Nutritionists, Guest lecturer, UTA Kinesiology Department, Arlington TX, February 2022

  • Heart Healthy Eating, Fore front Living, Dallas, TX, February 2022

  • Gut Bain Connection, UTA Campus Rec, webinar, February 2022

  • Healthy Eating for Seniors, Forefront Senior Living, webinar, January 2022

  • Emotional Eating and the Gut Brain, Your Starting Point, webinar,  November 2021

  • Caffeine: to drink or not to drink, UTA  Campus Rec, webinar, November 2021

  • Performance Nutrition, UTA Team Club Sports, Arlington, TX, October 2021

  • College Eats, UTA Honors Program, Arlington, TX,  October 2021

  • Protein Debate, UTA Campus Recreation, webinar, October 2021

  • Strategies for Handling Stress and Emotional Eating,  UTA) Campus Rec, Webinar, August 2021

  • Fast Cooking for College Students: Cooking Demo, UTA Maventure, July2021

  • MIND Diet- Cooking Demo, North Texas Alzheimer’s Association, Webinar, June 2021

  • Nutrition Service and Basic Nutrition, UTA Campus Recreation, Webinar, April 2021

  • Cutting and Gaining, UTA Campus Rec, Webinar, April 2021

  • Women’s Health for African Americans, Zeta Mu Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha, Webinar, March 2021

  • Mindful Eating, UTA Campus Rec, Webinar, March 2021

  • The Weight Loss Dilemma, UTA Campus Rec, Webinar, February 2021

  • Healthy Eating”, Carol’s Promise, Webinar, November 2020 

  • More Fruits and Veggies Please, UTA Campus Rec Webinar, November 2020

  • Hydration 101, UTA Campus Rec, Webinar, October 2020

  • Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Body Image, UTA Campus Rec, Webinar, September 2020

  • Quarantine Eating Tips, UTA Campus Rec, Webinar, May 2020

  • Healthy Eating for a Busy Life UTA Maverick Wellness Series, Arlington, TX , February 2020

  • Timing of Meals, Camp Gladiator Fitness Expo, Denton, TX , January 2020

  • Eating for the Holidays, UTA Student Affairs, Arlington TX , December 2019

  • Healthy Eating for a Busy Life, UTA Maverick Wellness Series, Arlington, TX,  October 2019

  • College Eats, UTA Nursing Department, Arlington, TX,  October 2019

  • Exercise, Wellness, and Sleep, UTA Nursing Department, Arlington, TX,  October 2019

  • Sleep Effects on Exercise and Nutrition, UTA, Campus Rec, Arlington, TX, October 2019

  • Healthy Eating for a Busy Life, UTA Maverick Wellness Series, Arlington, TX, September 2019

  • College Eats for African Americans, Zeta Mu Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha, Arlington, TX, September 2019

  • Mindful Eating, UTA Counseling & Psychology Services Staff Retreat, Arlington, TX, July 2019

  • Mindful Eating, UTA Staff Retreat, Arlington, TX, June 2019

  • So you want to be Vegan, UTA, Campus Rec, Arlington TX, March 2019

  • College Eats, UTA Nursing Department, Arlington, TX, March 2019

  • Heart Healthy Eating, Kessler Springs Baptist Church, Carrollton, TX, February 2019

  • Ten Nutrition Myths that Even You Believed, UTA, Campus Rec, Arlington, TX, January 2019

  • Healthy Eating for a Busy Life, UTA, Student Affairs, Arlington, TX, January 2019“The Keto Diet: What is it and should you do it?, UTA, Campus Rec, Arlington, TX, September 2018

  • The Truth about GMO: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, UTA, Campus Rec, Arlington, TX, April 2018

  • Eating for Performance, UTA Dance and Cheer, Arlington, TX, February 2018

  • Eating for the Holidays, Elbit Systems of America, Fort Worth, TX, December 2017

  • Eating Healthy On the Go”, University of Texas- Arlington, Campus Rec., Arlington, TX, November 2017

  • College Eats, University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library, Arlington TX, October 2017

  • Healthy Eating for Healthy Life, University of Texas at Arlington, Campus Rec, Arlington, TX, May 2017

  • Pre and Post Workout Eating, University of Texas at Arlington, Campus Rec, Arlington TX, January 2017

  • Child Nutrition: The Effects on Behavior, Brookhaven Church, McKinney, TX, November 2016

  • College Eats, University of Texas at Arlington, Kalpana Chawla Hall, Arlington, TX, October 2016

  • Sports Nutrition, Little Elm Recreation Center, Little Elm, TX, March 2016

  • Tips for Weight Loss, Little Elm Recreation Center, Little Elm, TX, February 2016

  • Sports Nutrition, Aubrey High School, Women’s Athletics, Aubrey, TX, August 2015

  •  Nutrition for Your Age, R. L. Turner High School, Health Class, Carrollton, TX, May 2013

  •  Eating for Your Season, R.L. Turner High School, Football, Carrollton, TX, February 2013

Interviews and Featured in Publications

Research Activities

 

  • Principal Investigator- The effects of a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet versus a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on dancer’s performance (Dissertation, Chair: Broughton, K.S., Committee: DiMarco, N., Rigby, B.R., Tucker, W., & Moore, C., 2020-present).

                -      Activities include the Wingate ergometer, performance tests, dual energy x-ray

                        absorptiometry, heart rate variability, nutrition analysis, and fatigue assessments.

                -        Gained experience filling out Institutional Review Board application

                -        Funding through internal funds through Moore-Khourie Award (2021 and 2022) and

                          external funds through Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award (2020).

  • Research Assistant- Safety and Wellness Physical Assessments for City of Denton, Fire Department Firefighters (Principal Investigator: Broughton, K. S. & Mehta, J., 2021-present)

                 -        Research activities include VO2 treadmill testing, blood pressure readings, fitness testing,

                           dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, and vision testing.

  • Principal Investigator- Using Athlete’s Plate Easy Training/ Weight Management with dancers (Thesis, Chair: DiMarco, N., Committee: Henley, M., Imrham, V., 2015-2016)

                -        Research activities include measuring resting metabolic rate, nutrition analysis, fatigue

                          assessments, nutrition education, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, body image

                          spectrum, and assessments on body weight perceptions and dietary patterns among

                          dancers.

               -        Gained experience filling out Institutional Review Board application.

Honors and Awards

Who’s Who in America for Nutrition and Dietetics Professionals, July 2022

National Strength and Conditioning Association Natasha Porter Memorial Scholarship, January 2021

Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award, August 2020

Ima Jean Boenker Scholarship, Fall 2019, Fall 2017, and Spring 2013

Frisco ISD Independent Study Mentorship Appreciation Award 2019

Professional Organizations

 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2013-2018, 2020 to present)

Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2013-2018, 2020 to present)

Sports and Human Performance Nutrition DPG (2021 to present)

Cardiovascular Health and Wellbeing DPG (2021 to 2022)

Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition DPG (2016-2018, 2020)

American Society for Nutrition (2021 to present)

Dallas Dietetic Alliance (2020 to 2021)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (2019- present)

Dietitians in Vegetarian Nutrition DPG 2017-2018

National Society of Leadership and Success (August 2016 to present)

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (April 2012 to present)

Golden Key International Honour Society (Lifetime member) (September 2012 to present)