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School of Human
Environmental Sciences

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

Janet S. Kurzynske


Janet S. Kurzynske


Extension Professor

(859) 257-9047

Curriculum Vitae

University of Tennessee

Hood College
Home Economics / Food and Nutrition

HomeDietetics and Human NutritionFaculty & Staff › Janet S. Kurzynske

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Janet S. Kurzynske has worked in the field of nutrition for over 30 years. Her career before coming to the University of Kentucky involved teaching for a school of nursing, developing programs for a hospital based health education center, being the nutrition director for an eating disorders facility, and owning a private practice. Since January 1991, she has had an academic appointment in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Presently she is an Extension Professor in the department. 

Since joining the department, Dr. Kurzynske has been involved in research and program development for “at-risk” audiences.  She has secured over six million dollars in funding for her work with this audience.  Presently, she is the Co-Director (along with Dr. Wendy Stivers) for the program piece of a national website “CYFERnet” Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network, the Co-Director (along with Dr. Ken Jones) for the Sustainable Communities Project funded through Children, Youth, and Families at Risk, and is Co-Chair (with Dr. Janet Tietyen) for the School of Human Environmental Sciences Health Weight Task Force. She recently received her second USDA Integrated Food Safety grant to support her efforts with vulnerable audiences.

She has received numerous honors including the highest award given by USDA – The Secretary’s Award in 2003. 

Course Instruction
  • NFS 784 Special Problems in Financial Management
  • Food Safety
  • Obesity and the Built Environment
  • Public Policy
Extension and Outreach
  • Food Safety
  • Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR)
  • Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network (CYFERnet)
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