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Janelle Walter, Ph.D., RD, C.F.C.S. Janelle Walter, Ph.D., RD, C.F.C.S.

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | Baylor University

Waco, TX, UNITED STATES

Dr. Walter focuses on nutrition, food acceptability, barriers to home food preparation, and adolescent eating behaviors

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Dr. Janelle Walter is professor of family and consumer sciences at Baylor University as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her areas of interest and research include: food science, food acceptability, barriers to home food preparation and adolescent eating behaviors.

Walter was born in Houston, Texas., attended University of Houston for her bachelor's and master's degrees; taught for Houston Independent for six years; graduated from Iowa State University in 1978; and worked for the State Board of Education for one year as a nutrition consultant. She has taught at Baylor for 34 years.

Areas of Expertise (9)

Adolescent Eating Behaviors

Food Acceptability

Experimental Foods

Meal Management

Nutrition

Food Science

Life Cycle Nutrition

Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences

Barriers to Home Food Preparation

Education (3)

Iowa State University: Ph.D.

University of Houston: M.Ed.

University of Houston: B.S.

Affiliations (2)

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Media Appearances (8)

Cooking Festive Fall Foods with Baylor University Food Experts

Baylor Media & Public Relations  

2019-10-29

Fall is in full force, so that means sweaters are out and all things pumpkin have hit the shelves of stores once more. In the wake of enjoying everything pumpkin flavored, it’s important to know that pumpkin isn’t the only fall food to be enjoyed.

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Baylor Professor Honored with Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Baylor Media & Public Relations  online

2019-02-01

Years after becoming interested in the field during a food preparation class, Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of family and consumer sciences and nutrition sciences program coordinator in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, was awarded with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Baylor Nutrition Sciences Professor Honored with Distinguished Service Award from AAFCS

Baylor Media & Public Relations  

2019-07-16

Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of nutrition sciences in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and director of the didactic program in dietetics, was honored with a 2019 Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

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Keto Diet or Intermittent Fasting: What's Best for Weight Loss?

Newsweek  

2018-03-28

But registered dietitian Janelle Walter of Baylor University doesn’t approve of either for weight loss. “It is not a good diet for health,” she told Newsweek in an email. “It is dehydrating, hard on the liver and kidney and does not supply carbohydrates to the brain and internal organs. It is the same as starving yourself because there are so few carbohydrates.”...

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Waco: BU professor debunks some food myths

KWTX  

2017-11-20

Before you sit down to that much anticipated Thanksgiving feast this week, KWTX checked with Janelle Walter, professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Baylor University, about some debunked food myths...

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Something to Chew On: Baylor Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food

Baylor Media Communications  

2017-11-17

Setting the record straight on some of the misinformation is Baylor University nutrition expert and registered dietitian Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of family and consumer sciences and Nutrition Sciences Program coordinator in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. She also is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics...

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Eat to Live: Why It’s Time to Get Serious About Your Diet

U.S. News and World Report  

2017-04-18

In line with advances in nutrition science that shine a light on the importance of whole foods, rather than simply isolated nutrients, research shows that trying to get your nutrition in pill form is a losing proposition. “Food is your best source [and] the most economic source of the nutrients you need,” says Janelle Walter, a professor of family and consumer sciences at Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University. Trying to prevent cardiometabolic diseases through nutrient supplementation doesn’t work, Mueller adds. “We can’t get the same kind of nutritional benefits through supplement use,” he says...

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Students challenged to develop healthy eating habits

Baylor Lariat  

2015-10-20

A study conducted by Oregon State University in 2011 found that most college students fail to consume the amount of fruits and vegetables recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Baylor nutrition sciences program coordinator Janelle Walter said that a balanced diet is integral to students’ performance in the classroom. “Proper nutrition fuels your brain. If your brain’s not working, you can’t learn very well,” Walter said...

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Articles (2)

Benefits and Barriers to Healthful Eating What Are the Consequences of Decreased Food Preparation Ability? American Journal of Lifestyle MedicineF

Lu Ann Laurice Soliah, Janelle Marshall Walter, Sheila Ann Jones

2011 A lack of cooking skills and reduced food preparation knowledge are significant barriers to the production of home cooked meals in the United States. The benefits and barriers to healthful eating in relationship to decreased food preparation ability are summarized in this review. In particular, home food preparation barriers, the consequences that result from eating out frequently, and the benefits of home-produced meals are presented...

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Physical Activity and Affinity for Food of High School and College Students American Journal of Health BehaviorF

Lu Ann Soliah, Janelle M. Walter, Janelle S. Erickson

2000 Objective: To examine physical activity and the affinity for food among high school and college students. Methods: A questionnaire designed to assess physical activity, eating frequency, weight status, and psychological affinity for food was administered to high school and college students. Results: As eating-restraint scores increased, weight classification and weight dissatisfaction significantly increased for females...

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