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
Developed and taught classes in the area of:
• Diabetes Education
• Sunshine Mental Health Foundation
Developed Nutrition Therapy Practice at
• Gladstone Medical Clinic
• MGH Mental Health Center in Escanaba

Adjunct Faculty, Bay College, Escanaba,MI (2009-2010)
Radio Talk Show Host on Health Issues, Escanaba, MI (2005-2010)
Dietary Consultant (1991-2011) at the following facilities:
• Christian Park Village, Escanaba, MI
• Christian Park Health Care Center, Escanaba, MI
• Veterans Home Of Wyoming, Buffalo, WY.
• Sheridan Nursing Home, Sheridan WY.
• Johnson County Health Care Center, Buffalo, WY (as Dietary Consultant and Interim Dietary Manager)
• Vocational Rehabilitation for the State Of Wyoming, Sheridan, WY
Adjunct Nutrition Instructor, Sheridan College, Sheridan, Wyoming (1996)
Author of College Text, Understanding Nutrition, West Publishing Co., Minneapolis, MN.(1991)
Nutrition Instructor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (1985-1986)
Wrote and taught course for Distance learning nutrition course, LSU, (1985)
Monthly magazine columnist on nutrition, Saturday Evening Post, (1984-1987)
Syndicated newspaper nutrition columnist, Columbia Features, New York, NY(1984-1993)
Newsletter Editor, Target Corp. Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1983-1984)
Prepared and delivered TV Channel 6 News Weekly Nutrition Note, (1983-1984)
Cable TV cooking school instructor, Target Corp, (1983-1984)
Byerly’s Cooking School Instructor, French Cooking, Healthy Cooking (1982-1983)
Test Kitchen Manager, Recipes Unlimited, Burnsville MN (1981-1983)
Test Kitchen Intern, Amana Inc., Amana, Iowa (1981)


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


Nyenhuis, J., (2016). Political Ideology, beliefs and values as a framework for analysis of nutrition preferences. Dissertation.

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 (1984-1993)
Wrote over 1000 columns published in newspapers throughout United States and Canada.
Nyenhuis, J. Cooking Light, Feb. (1988).
Nyenhuis, J., Saturday Evening Post. Sept. Monthly Columnist 1984-1988


Journal of Nutrition and Health Behavior


St Catherine Residence Halls Presentation on Healthy Eating, 2011, 2012, 2013
The National Milk Mustache “got milk?” guest dietitian at UP State Fair, 2009
Bonifas Arts Center Cooking Instructor, Gourmet Grains, 2003, 2008, 2009Gladstone High School
Dietitian at Delta County Health Fair, 2009
Nutrition Education Program, Gladstone, MI 2007
Camp Bethel, Cook, Ranchester, WY. 2007
Malawi Africa Nutrition and Health Educator, 2006
Ray of Sunshine Foundation, Cooking Class as a Fundraiser 2005, 2006,
Covenant Point Retreat Cooking School Instructor, Cooking with Herbs 2004,2005,2006
Russian Radio Cooking Broadcast,Cooking With Jacque, 2005
UnakleetAlaska Bible Camp, Cook, 2005
Covenant Church Cooking Class, Gladstone, MI 2001-2005
Meadowlark School Nutrition Educator, Buffalo, WY 1994

Educational foundations such as the historical and philosophical 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.