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Theresa Loomis

Theresa Loomis

Director
M.S.-Nutrition and Dietetics Program
State University of New York
USA

Biography

Theresa Loomis received her B.S from the University of Rhode Island and her M.S. and Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with 11 years of experience in neonatal and pediatric nutrition. Theresa has conducted research in a number of areas related to the nutrition care of the high-risk infant, including the impact of a Registered Dietitian in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting on the adequacy of parenteral nutrition administration and the timeliness of the initiation of enteral nutrition, the use of post-discharge formulas in low birth weight (LBW) infants after discharge from the NICU, and the adequacy of vitamin D intake in LBW infants. Her doctoral work looked at the impact of standardized feeding guidelines for low birth weight infants on enteral nutrition administration, growth, and bone and liver health and was recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. She has publications on the use of probiotics for infants and on nutrition after NICU discharge. Currently Theresa is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Oneonta and is the Director of the Masters Program and Dietetics Internship.

Research Interest

Use of and Benefits of Conducting Nutrition Focused Physical Exam by RD's in the clinical setting, Prevalence and Barriers to RD's practicing in the NICU, Vitamin D administration in Children with Obesity, The impact of Role Modelling on Weight Loss in children with Obesity.