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Nutrition and Dietetics

Kathryn A. Witt, PhD, RD, LDN

Chair, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics



Kay Witt



Contact Information:
Office: 276a Jordan Hall
Office Phone: (717) 796-1800 then dial 1 – 7104
Fax: 717-691-6046


Messiah College
P.O. Box 3030
One College Avenue
Grantham , PA 17027


The Ohio State University, Ph.D., Human Nutrition, 1989
Purdue University, M.S., Exercise Physiology, 1983
Hope College, B.A., Health and Fitness, Art, Religion, 1981


Professional Credentials:
Registered Dietitian (RD), Commission on Dietetic Registration, 1990
Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania , 2003


Professional Interests:
Assessment of nutrition status
Maternal and child nutrition
Sports Nutrition
Health Habits of College Students


Selected Presentations and Publications:
Witt KA, Bush EA. College athletes with an elevated body mass index often have a high upper arm muscle area, but not elevated triceps and subscapular skinfolds. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005; 105(4):599-602.

Witt KA
, Mihok MA. Lactation and Breastfeeding. In: Mitchell K. Nutrition Across the Life Span. Philadelphia, PA. WB Saunders; 2003.

Witt KA. Online Instructor’s Resource for Nutrition Across the Life Span (Case studies and problems, test bank). WB Saunders; 2003:

"Dietary Strategies for Amenorrheic Athletes”. Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society Annual Meeting. June 2, 2001




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