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Jasia Steinmetz

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Experience and Interests

Professional

  • Professor, Nutritional Sciences, School of Health Promotion and Human Development, UW-Stevens Point (2011-present)
  • Associate Professor, tenured, Nutritional Sciences, School of Health Promotion and Human Development, UW-Stevens Point (2004-2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences, School of Health Promotion and Human Development, UW-Stevens Point (1999-2004)
  • Consulting Nutritionist (1992-present)

Research

  • Dietetics education in food security and sustainability
  • collaborative community development
  • sustainability and resiliency in food and water systems

Presentations and Publications

Publications

  • Steinmetz J, “Nutrition Education” In: The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues, Ken Albala, Editor, Sage Publishers, 2015.
  • Steinmetz J, “Food Pyramids and National Dietary Recommendations.” In: The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues, Ken Albala, Editor, Sage Publishers, 2015.
  • Steinmetz J, “Cholesterol, LDL and HDL” In:, The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues Ken Albala, Editor, Sage Publishers, 2015.
  • Steinmetz J. “An Ethnographic and Culinary Introduction to the Farmers’ Market and Seasonal Food.” In Harmon A, Wharton C, Sarjahani A, et al. editors.¬†Teaching Food Systems and Sustainability in Nutrition Education and Dietetic Training: Lessons for Educators. 2013.
  • Steinmetz J, Wavrunek K, Clausen D. “Assessment of Sustainability Using the Green Seal Standards in Small and Large University Food Service Management Systems” Wisconsin Dietetic Association Annual Conference, 2011.

Published Book

Steinmetz, Jasia. Eat Local. Simple Steps to Enjoy Real, Healthy & Affordable Food. California: New World Publishing, 2011. 

In the News

Cafe in ‘Your Town’ Stevens Point helps keep community healthy

Jasia Steinmetz
Professor - Food and Nutrition
Director - Didactic Program in Dietetics
Coordinator - M.S. in Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems

Office:
202 College of Professional Studies
Phone:
715-346-4087

Education

Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences-Nutrition and Nutrition Policy, minor in Sociology
UW-Madison, 2001

M.S. in Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology
UW-Madison, 2001

M.S. in Nutrition and Food Science
UW-Stevens Point, 1985

B.S. in Dietetics
UW-Stevens Point, 1981

Registered Dietitian
Commission on Dietetic Registration, 1989-present

Certified Dietitian
State of Wisconsin, 1996-present

Courses

FN 151 - Contemporary Nutrition
FN 346 - Advanced Foods
FN 357 - Ecology of Foods
FN 393 - Educational Techniques and Research in Food and Nutrition
FN 438 - Food and Nutrition Capstone
FN 456 - Advanced Community Nutrition and Food Systems
FN 730 - Best Practices in Program Development
FN 751 - Recent Advances in Community Nutrition
FN 770 - Sustainable Food Systems