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Janie Burney

Professor/Extension Specialist
University of Tennessee Extension, Department of Family and Consumer
Sciences

Education:

PhD, The University of Tennessee, 1998
Registered Dietition, 1983
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, American Dietetic
Association, 2006
Certificate of Training in Child and Adolescent Weight Management, American
Dietetic Association, 2007

Research Area:

Evaluation of nutrition and food safety community education programs

Research Description:

As an Extension specialist, Dr. Burney focuses on measuring impacts of
nutrition and food safety education delivered through Extension community
education programs. Some of these programs include: The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), a nutrition education program for low income families with children; The Tennessee Nutrition Consumer Education Program (TNCEP), a nutrition education program for participants in the Food Stamp Program; Safe Food for Tennessee, a food safety program for consumers across the lifecyle, especially vulnerable populations at risk for foodborne illness; Power U, a nutrition and physical activity program for 4th graders; Healthy Steps, a nutrition and physical activity program for preschool children; and Food Safety in the Classroom, a food safety program for 7th graders.

Dr. Janie Burney

Contact Information:

University of Tennessee Extension, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
119 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, TN  37996
Phone: 865-974-7402
E-mail: jburney@utk.edu

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