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School of Human
Environmental Sciences

102 Erikson Hall,
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
tel: (859) 257-3887

Hazel Forsythe

Hazel Forsythe

Associate Professor

(859) 257-3800

Curriculum Vitae

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Forsythe conducts research in Maternal and Child Nutrition with special emphasis on children with developmental disorders including autism. Intestinal abnormalities and feeding problems are secondary to autism with unknown consequences for dietary adequacy. Additionally, multiple medications prescribed to address autistic behaviors and related medical conditions have nutritional interactions leading to irregularities in satiety and feeding. Dr. Forsythe’s research centers on dietary assessment and the interventions parents choose to cope with the disorder. Additionally, Dr. Forsythe examines complications of pregnancy related to nutrition. She has presented to national and international groups on the outcomes for pregnant women who received or did not receive medical nutrition therapy during prenatal care and the effects on recovery rates after labor and delivery. The main audience for Dr. Forsythe is international. She worked with UNICEF and has published in Caribbean, Sri Lankan, Indonesian and Singaporean Journals.

In her teaching role, dietetic education holds strong interest for Dr. Forsythe who has gone through several accreditation cycles with the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education. As director of the Dietetic Internship, she has developed outcomes assessment strategies for the education of dietetic interns, training modules for dietetic preceptors, and distance learning on ‘Leadership and Evaluation’ for interns in remote supervised practice sites.

Hazel Forsythe considers service learning an important tool in community nutrition. She creates opportunities to practice with her students and guide them on projects that provide community nutrition services to populations who would not otherwise participate in preventive community health.

Course Instruction
  • NFS 101 - Human Nutrition and Wellness
  • NFS 212 - Introductory Nutrition
  • NFS 810 - Therapeutic Nutrition: Practicum
  • NFS 818 - Evaluation of Dietetic Practices
  • Implications of Autism on Childhood Nutrition Status
  • Impact of Hope VI Revitalization Project on Families of the Bluegrass-Aspendale Area in Lexington
  • Pre-conceptual and Pre-natal Nutrition Status and Post-natal Recovery
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