Dr. Heidi Wengreen is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences at Utah State University. She joined the faculty at USU in 2004 after completing her PhD in the area of nutritional epidemiology in the same department. Dr. Wengreen teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate classes in the department’s Nutrition Science and Dietetics programs. She has an active research program exploring strategies to help promote healthy eating among people across the life-span and has been awarded more than $1,000,000 in federal funding including awards from both USDA and NIH. She has authored 38 peer-reviewed publications and mentored 26 graduate students along the way. In 2015 Dr. Wengreen was acknowledged for her leadership in dietetics education by being recognized as the Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Wengreen has three children and together her family enjoys being active in many ways including canyoneering, skiing, and mountain biking.