Jennifer Farrell

Clinical Professor, Program Director for Didactic Program in Dietetics & Undergraduate Coordinator



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Get to know Jennifer Farrell


My passion is in the area of child nutrition. As babies and young children our bodies are programmed to move towards healthy choices.  But society and our surroundings often override those cues.  It’s important to teach children about food in a healthy way. To teach caregivers how to turn food into a non-issue and convert the dinner table from a battleground to a nurturing environment.


  • B.S., Exercise Science and Dietetics, minor in Child Development
  • M.S., Dietetics
  • Accredited Dietetic Internship

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Collaboration with Learning Systems Institute on Education Techniques

Darabi AA, Hemphill J, Nelson DW, Boulware, Liang X. Metal model progression in learning the electron transport chain:  effects of instructional strategies and cognitive flexibility. Advances in Health Science Education 15:479-489, 2010


Since becoming the DPD director the dietetics major has become a degree and a limited access program. Limited access status has allowed us to focus our efforts, we have had a nearly 100% placement rate to internships, graduate programs or employment.