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Gina Jarman Hill - Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX, US

Gina Jarman Hill Gina Jarman Hill

Department Chair, Nutritional Sciences | Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX, UNITED STATES

Dr. Hill's interests include food security, sustainability, urban agriculture and community nutrition education.

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Dr. Gina Jarman Hill serves as the Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences. She joined the faculty of the Department of Nutritional Sciences in 2003. Dr. Hill earned her PhD in Nutrition from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Hill has worked as a clinical dietitian and as a consultant dietitian for a number of facilities. Hill is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and a member of the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (HEN) dietetic practice group and the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine dietetic practice group. Her current teaching responsibilities include Nutrition Ecology, Food and Sustainability, Essentials of Dietetic Practice, Community Nutrition and Public Health, and Infant and Child Nutrition. She served as the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) from 2007- 2013 when she began her appointment as Director of the Coordinated Program (CP) in Dietetics where she served through 2021.

Her current research interests include hunger and food security, sustainability, urban agriculture, and community nutrition education. Since 2013, Dr. Hill has collaborated with the University Christian Church (UCC) Weekday School (WDS) to create a community learning garden and educate preschool children in the Seed to Plate program.

Hill is active in the community and serves on the Boards of the Tarrant County Food Policy Council (TCFPC) and the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas. In addition, she leads the TCFPC’s Food Recovery Working Group and serves on Botanical Research Institute of Texas GROW Educational Advisory Council. She is also the faculty advisor for the TCU Food Recovery Network (FRN).

Areas of Expertise (6)

Urban Agriculture

Food Waste

Hunger

Food Security

Sustainability

Community Nutrition Education

Education (3)

Texas Tech University: PhD, Food and Nutrition

Texas Tech University: MS, Food and Nutrition

Texas Tech University: BS, Food and Nutrition

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (2)

Waste Not: This school was wasting lots of food. Now students are sharing it instead of tossing it

Hill Country News  online

2019-03-28

Hill said the project was initially started through a student research grant from TCU's College of Science and Engineering. She said the project allowed students to see how much trash communities make and to figure out how to reduce waste. "I think people would be surprised at how much waste is taking place across the United States," Hill said. "It's not just schools. Unfortunately, in the United States 40 percent of the food produced actually gets thrown away or wasted. This is just one little way that we can try to address a really big problem."

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This school was wasting lots of food. Now students are sharing it instead of tossing it

Fort Worth Star-Telegram  online

2019-03-22

Hill said the project was initially started through to a student research grant from TCU’s College of Science and Engineering. She said the project allowed students to see how much trash communities make and to figure out how reduce waste. “I think people would be surprised at how much waste is taking place across the United States,” Hill said. “It’s not just schools. Unfortunately, in the United States 40 percent of the food produced actually gets thrown away or wasted. This is just one little way that we can try to address a really big problem.”

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