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Allisha Weeden, PhD, RDN, LD

Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics / Associate Professor

PhD, Kansas State University 
MS, University of Kansas Medical Center 
BS, Kansas State University

Courses Taught

Capstone Project
Experimental Foods
Introduction to Dietetics
Maternal and Child Health
Meal Management
Medical Nutrition Therapy I/Lab
Medical Nutrition Therapy II/Lab
Nutrition Assessment and Instruction
Nutrition through the Lifecycle
Nutritional Biochemistry I
Research Seminar
Senior Seminar
Special Problems in Nutrition and Dietetics
Sports Nutrition

Research Interests

Maternal, infant, and child nutrition
Older adult nutrition
Food science
Dietary supplement use
Medical nutrition therapy


Weeden, A. Nutrition/Dietetics in  Robert D. Rieske (ed.), Handbook of Interdisciplinary Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Springer Nature, 2019.

Bono L, Rieske R, Weeden A, Holst J, Miller K. Interprofessional Education and Practice: Survey of Students' Perceptions after Participating in an Interprofessional Evaluation Team ASHA Convention 2019, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Orlando, FL: November 23, 2019.

Bono L, Rieske R, Weeden A., Holst J, Miller K. Health Professional Student Perceptions of an Interprofessional Clinical Assessment and Staffing Experience. 2019 International Symposium on Dental Hygiene; Brisbane, Australia: August 15-17, 2019. 

Dye JE, Massengale JD, Weeden AM. Acceptability of a chocolate candy bar fortified with white bean flour and ascorbic acid. 2017. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FNCE Conference, Chicago, IL.

Barnett JT, Weeden AM. Lower calorie items offered at casual dining restaurants cost more than traditional menu items. 2015. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FNCE Conference, Nashville, TN.

Weeden AM, Olsen J, Batacan JM, Peterson T. Differences in collegiate athlete nutrition knowledge as determined by athlete characteristics. The Sport Journal. 2014. 55. 


  • Editorial Board: Journal of Dietetic Education, 2022-present
  • Presenter: Food allergies: Why so much fuss about a peanut?” New Knowledge Adventures, 2018
  • Presenter, Keeping Kids Healthy. Idaho PTA Convention, 2017
  • Member, ISU Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team (IET)

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