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Kelly Nordby, MPH, RDN, LDN

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Coordinator/Prevent Diabetes Coordinator

4101 Beryl Road, 230E

Bio

Kelly Nordby, MPH, RDN, LDN serves as the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes Coordinator. She is also a Master Trainer Select and trained Lifestyle Coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Prior to this opportunity, Kelly worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), a CDC-funded center at UNC-Chapel Hill as the Nutrition and Physical Activity Specialist. In this role, she developed web-based training modules for public health practitioners in the areas of Nutrition and Health, Physical Activity and Health, Cardiovascular Health, and Childhood Obesity.

Formerly, Kelly served as the Managing Director for the NIH-funded UNC Clinical Nutrition Research Center in the Department of Nutrition and as the project coordinator for several choline (nutritional supplement) research studies which examined its effects on memory development in infants. Kelly also worked at RTI International, PPD, and the Kennedy-Krieger Institute as a feeding therapist for children with developmental disabilities before returning to graduate school to earn her Masters in Public Health (MPH) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credentials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Tar Heel second, and a Hokie first where she earned her Bachelors Degree at Virginia Tech in Exercise Science. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys jazzercising, running, and spending time with her husband, son, daughter and dogs, Rufus and Booker, that keep her “moving more.”

Programs and Initiatives

  • Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Lifestyle Coach for Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program

Contributing Websites

Selected Publications

    • Kolasa, K, Craven, K, Nordby, K, Drier, L, Ascanio, K, Tant, R, Strickland, A, Matarese, L, Jennings, J, Johnstone, J. (2021). Meeting the Challenge of Providing Nutrition Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nutrition Today, 56(2), 7-18. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/9039
    • Dunn C, Dada S, Whetstone LM, Thomas C, Aggarwal S, Nordby K, Thompson S, Meyer S. (2018). Mindful eating and weight loss, results from a randomized trial. Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health, 5(3), 1152-1159: https://www.jscimedcentral.com/FamilyMedicine/familymedicine-5-1152.pdf
    • Dailey, R., Romo, L., Myer, S., Thomas, C., Aggarwal, S., Nordby, K., … Dunn, C. (2018). The Buddy Benefit: Increasing the Effectiveness of an Employee-Targeted Weight-Loss Program. Journal of Health Communication, 23(3), 272–280. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2018.1436622
    • Dunn C, Haubenreiser M, Johnson M, Nordby K, Aggarwal S, Myer S, Thomas C. (2018). Mindfulness approaches ad weight loss, weight maintenance, and weigh regain. Current Obesity Reports, 7(1):37-49. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13679-018-02996
    • Thompson S, Dunn C, Aggarwal S, Tchwenko Sm Wang A, Rushing J, Thomas C, Nordby K, Allision C. (2016). Behaviors predictive of weight loss maintenance: Six-month follow up on an online weight management program. Obesity: Open Access, 2(3):doi http://dx.doi.org/10.16966/2380-5528.124
    • Dunn C, Dada S, Whetstone LM, Thomas C, Aggarwal S, Nordby K, Thompson S, Meyer S. (2016). Synchronous distance delivery of weight management program, a randomized control trial. Obesity, 24:44-50:doidoi: 10.1002/oby.21315. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26637964/
    • Johnson M, Dunn C, Thomas C, Aggarwal S, Nordby K, Thompson S, Myer S. (2015). Offering a free online program to maintain weight over the holiday season. J of Extension, 53(5):#5TOT3. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3589&context=joe
    • Dunn C, Whetstone LM, Kolasa KM, Jayaratne KSU, Thomas C, Aggarwal S, Nordby K, Herget C, Rogers AB. (2014). Using synchronous distance education technology to deliver a weight management intervention. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(6):602-609:doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2014.06.001

Education

BS Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise Virginia Tech

MPH Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Weight Management
  • Worksite Health Promotion
  • Behavior Change Theory

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