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Chair, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Char Byington, Director of Dietetic Internship and Clinical Assistant Professor

Char Byington, MEd, RDN, LD

Department Chair / Director, Dietetic Internship / Clinical Associate Professor

Office: Garrison Hall 620

(208) 282-3091



Faculty Members

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Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, LD


Office: Garrison Hall 619

(208) 282-3953


Kris Hilvers, Dietetic Internship - Meridian, Coordinator

Kris Hilvers, MS, RDN, CNSC, LD

Coordinator, Dietetic Internship / Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: ISU Meridian 666

(208) 373-1729


Chrissa Petersen, PhD, RDN, CD

Assistant Professor

Office: Garrison Hall 604

(208) 282-2512


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Allisha Weeden, PhD, RDN, LD

Director, DPD / Associate Professor

Office: Garrison Hall 604

(208) 282-3591



Staff Members

Natalie Christensen, RDN, LD, CSSD

Natalie Christensen, RDN, CSSD, LD

Sports Dietitian, Smart Cooking on the Run Everyday

Office: Reed Gym

(208) 530-3176


Barbara Gordon EdD, RDN, LD, FAND

Research Dietitian/Affiliate Faculty


Portrait of Andrea Jeffery

Andrea Jeffery, MS, RDN, LD

Nutrition Clinic Coordinator

Office: ISU Meridian Nutrition Clinic


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Elizabeth Garner, MEd

Administrative support

Office: Garrison Hall, Room 603


Emerita Faculty

Mary Dundas, PhD, FADA, Professor Emerita

Mary Dundas, PhD, FADA

Professor Emerita



Laura McKnight, Clinical Associate Professor

Laura McKnight, MPH, RDN, LD

Clinical Associate Professor Emerita

Ruth Schneider  Ruth Schneider, Clinical Associate Professor Emerita

Ruth Schneider, MPH, RDN, FAND, LD

Clinical Associate Professor Emerita

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