Jacque Nyenhuis PhD RD LDN

Assistant Professor of Medicine/Culinary Nutrition
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32827

PHONE: (906)399-1499


PhD Educational Foundations and Research, North Dakota State University, Grand Forks ND
Dissertation: Political Ideology, Beliefs and Values as a Framework for Analysis of School Nutrition Preferences
MS Nutrition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA
BS Food Science, Iowa State University, Ames IA


RDN Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
LDN Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist
Sloan C Consortium certificate for online curriculum and course development
CDE Certified Diabetes Educator, 2010-2015
YMCA  Fitness  Specialist


Assistant Professor of Medicine: Department of Internal Medicine, UCF Orlando, FL 32827
Clinical Instructor: Nutrition and Dietetics, UND Grand Forks ND 2015
Assistant Professor
: Nutrition and Dietetics, St Catherine University, 2011-2014
Curriculum Development Team for Interprofessional Education (IPE) 2013-2014
Adjunct faculty: Nutrition and Diet Therapy, Department of Nursing, Sheridan College, WY. 1996.
Adjunct faculty: Health and Fitness, Nursing and Allied Health, Bay College, Escanaba, MI 2009-2010
Instructor: Food and Nutrition, Louisiana State University, 1985-1986


Cataldo, C., Nyenhuis, J., & Whitney, E. (1989). Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 2nd Ed. .West Publishing Co., St. Paul, MN.704 pages.


  • Culinary Medicine (MDE 8105 at UCF)
  • Supervised Practice for Community Nutrition Students (N D 498 at UND)
  • Interprofessional Education (INDI 2972 and INDI 2992)
  • Food Science (FSNU 2800)
  • Food Science Lab (FSNU – Lab)
  • Nutrition and Diet Therapy (taught at Sheridan College)
  • Introductory Nutrition (taught at LSU)
  • Fitness and Wellness (EXSS 1100 and taught at Bay College)
  • Sports Nutrition (FSNU 3250)


Food and Nutrition Researcher 2011-present

Health Educator/Clinical Dietitian: 2004-2011Marquette General Hospital, Nutrition and Wellness, Diabetes Education Department; Marquette, MI.

Responsibilities: Counselor and educator for referrals in the areas of:
• Bariatric Surgical Center
• Mental Health for Pathways in Delta, Marquette and Algier Counties
• Outpatient Wellness and Nutrition Department
• Delta, Menomonee and Chippewa County Home Health


Farm produce to Table Gourmet in 20 Minutes. Fox News, Orlando, FL. 5/18

Translating Nutritional Sciences for Patients – A Culinary Medicine Session, Resident Physicians Academic ½ Day, Orlando, FL 5/18.

Culinary Medicine-Three Food Truths, MedTalk at The Abby. Orlando, FL 6/18.

Probiotics and Gut Health, UCF Life. Orlando, FL 7/18.

Agricultural Produce as Culinary Medicine.  Skillet Creek Watershed Presentation.  Dayton, IA 8/18.

Probiotics and Gut Health, UCF Town and Gown. Orlando, FL 9/18

Nutrition after 50-Culinary Medicine, Prime Education Series Studio 1847. Boca Raton, 9/18.

The Farmers Market Culinary Medicine-The Amazing Adventure Continues, Winter Garden, FL (scheduled for 10/18)

A Really Simple way to Transform your Health, UCF Dean’s Society, Orlando, FL (2018 Holidays).


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Diabetes Educators Association
Society of Judgment and Decision Making


Nyenhuis, J. & Weaver Hightower, M. (October 2018). Nutrition Public Policy Preferences Influenced by Values and Beliefs, Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual 2018 Conference, Washington DC

Nyenhuis, J. (July 2018). Culinary Nutrition as a Nutrition Education Method for Increasing Acceptance of Evidence-Based Nutrition Science in the General Population,  Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual 2018 Conference, Orlando Fl.

Nyenhuis, J., (2016). Political Ideology, beliefs and values as a framework for analysis of school nutrition preferences. The University of North Dakota, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. 10248613

Nyenhuis, J., & Drelich, J. (2015). Essential micronutrient biofortification of sprouts grown on mineral fortified fiber mats.  International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering 9, 9.

Nyenhuis, J.,&  Drelich, J. (2015). Essential micro-nutrient bio-fortification of sprouts grown on mineral-fortified fiber mats. Paper presented at International Conference of Nutrition and Food Science, Rome Italy. Conference proceedings 2,9, p. 648.

Nyenhuis, J., (2014) Analyzing uptake of micro nutrients by micro-greens from novel mineral- fortified fiber mats: Case of copper. Poster Presentation FNCE, Atlanta, GA.

Nyenhuis, J., (2014).  Concept Mapping: Using Perceptions
to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy. Renal Nutrition Forum: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice . 33.

Nyenhuis, J., (2013) Concept Mapping Aids in Individualizing Medical Nutrition Therapy by Representing Perceptions of Participants. Poster Presentation Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) Houston, TX.

Nyenhuis, J., & Cokely, E. T. (2011) Diet and Exercise Rule Complexity. Poster Presentation at Annual Psychological Association, Seattle, Washington.

Nyenhuis, J., Cokely, E.T., & Raisbeck L.D.(2011, May). Costs and Benefits of Simplifying Diet and Exercise Rule Complexity. Poster presented for the 83rd Annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Cataldo, C. , Nyenhuis, J., and Whitney, E. (1989)Understanding Nutrition, 2nd ed.West Publishing Co, St. Paul, MN. 704.

Gibbons, C.C., Nan singleton, N. & Nyenhuis, J. (1987) Effects of exercise on alcohol-fed rats. Biochemical Archives, 3, 23-29.

Nyenhuis, J., & Gibbons, C (1986) Effects of physical activity on selected minerals in the brain of ethanol-fed rats., Federation Proceedings, 1287.

Nyenhuis, J. Columbia Features Newspaper Syndicated Weekly Food Column
Wrote over 1000 columns published in newspapers throughout United States and Canada.
Nyenhuis, J. Cooking Light, Feb.
Nyenhuis, J., Saturday Evening Post. Sept. Monthly Columnist

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER : Journal of Nutrition and Health Behavior


Wheat: A loaf of bread from field to table in 1/2 hour. Cavalier, ND.
St Catherine Residence Halls Presentation on Healthy Eating, St Paul, MN.
The National Milk Mustache “got milk?” guest dietitian at UP State Fair, Escanaba MI.
Bonifas Arts Center Cooking Instructor, Gourmet Grains, Gladstone, MI High School
Dietitian at Delta County Health Fair, Escanaba, MI
Nutrition Education Program, Gladstone, MI
Camp Bethel, Cook, Ranchester, WY.
Malawi Africa Nutrition and Health Educator, Africa,
Ray of Sunshine Foundation, Cooking Class as a Fundraiser, Marquette, MI
Covenant Point Retreat Cooking School Instructor, Cooking with Herbs Upper Peninsula, MI
Russian Radio Cooking Broadcast,Cooking With Jacque
Unakleet Bible Camp, Nutrition and Health, Alaska
Covenant Church Cooking Class, Gladstone, MI
Meadowlark School Nutrition Educator, Buffalo, WY

Culinary Medicine and educational nutrition dimensions that have impacted food science, nutrition and dietetics.

Factors that influence memorability, perceived complexity, preferences and efficacy of educational health programs.

The nutrient bio-fortification properties of nano-particles.