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Kathryn Witt, PhD, RD, LDN

Didactic Program in Dietetics Director, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics

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kwitt@messiah.edu

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717-796-1800 ext.7104

Interest and areas of expertise
  • Assessment of nutrition status
  • Maternal and child nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Health Habits of College Students
Education
  • 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

Classes I teach
  • NUTR 110 Science and Nutrition
  • NUTR 222 Nutrition Theory
  • NUTR 322 Nutrition through the Life Cycle
  • NUTR 352 Community Nutrition
  • NUTR 411 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • NUTR 412 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  • NUTR 493 Senior Seminar in Nutrition, Food Service and Dietetics
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: www.wbsaunders.com/MERLIN/Mitchell/nutrition/
  • "Dietary Strategies for Amenorrheic Athletes”. Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society Annual Meeting. June 2, 2001
  • Witt, KA.  The Nutrient Content of Moringa oleifera Leaves.  Published as an ECHO technical note.  Available at https://www.echocommunity.org/en/home/show