Louisiana State University, 2006-present (in process)Ph.D. in Human Ecology, Minor in Communication StudiesLouisiana State University, December 2004, Dietetic Internship
Louisiana State University, May 2004, Master of Science, Human Nutrition and FoodsThesis: Assessing Perception of Family Nutrition Program Characteristics and Nutrition Education Needs of Low Socioeconomic Status Individuals
Louisiana State University, May 2001, Bachelor of Science DieteticsCertificationBoston College, December 2010, Carroll School of Management, Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement
Professional Registration/Licensure:2005-present: American Dietetic Association: RD #9326242005-present: Louisiana Dietitian/Nutritionist License #1955
Professional Organizations/Affiliations:Member, Louisiana Action for Healthy KidsMember, National Action for Healthy KidsSteering Committee Member, Louisiana Obesity CouncilMember, American Dietetic AssociationMember, Louisiana Dietetic AssociationMember, LAE4-HAMember, LAEFCSMember, National 4-H Youth Development Healthy Living Workgroup
Honors:2003: Recipient, Barbara and Larry Chachere Endowed Fellowship2007: Recipient, Gulf South Summit Scholarship2009: Denver T Loupe Fellowship2009: Florence Hall Team Award
Publications:Murphy, E., Holston, DM, Tuuri, G. (2005). Smart Bodies: Louisiana Responds to Youth Overweight. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.97(2), 61-62.Holston, DM, MT Zanovec & EP Murphy. (2007). Smart Bodies: An Educational Campaign to make Louisiana Children More Active, Healthier. Louisiana Agriculture, 50(1): 10-12.
O’Neil CE, Holston D. Communication Across the Curriculum: The Future of Dietetics Education? DEPLine. 2007
Holston D, O’Neil CE. Communication Across the Curriculum: The Changing of Medical Nutrition Therapy into a Communication Intensive Course. DEPLine. 2007.
Holston DM, O’Neil CE. (2008). Students' Evaluation of a Communication-Intensive, Service-Learning Project in a Dietetics Course. NACTA Journal.2-8.Holston DM, Roy H, Reames E, Zanovec M. (2008). Chancellor Issues Challenge. Louisiana Agriculture, 51(4):9.Holston DM (2008). Smart Bodies: A Nationally Recognized Child Wellness Program. Louisiana Agriculture, 51(4):13-14.Tuuri G, Zanovec M, Silverman L, Geaghan J, Solmon M, Holston D, Guarino A, Roy H, Murphy E. (2009). "Smart Bodies" School Wellness Program Increased Children's Knowledge of Healthy Eating Practices and Self-efficacy to Consume Fruit and Vegetables. Appetite. (In Press).Publications/Abstracts:Holston, DM, O’Neil, CE, Guarino, AM, Keenan, MJ. (2004). Assessing Perception of Family Nutrition Program Characteristics and Nutrition Education Needs of Low Income Women. JADA. 104 (8), 60.Silverman L., Tuuri, G. Solmon, M., Guarino, A., Roy, H., Holston, D., Murphy, E. (2006). Does a multi-component school-based intervention program increase knowledge and improve attitudes about fruits and vegetables in elementary school children? JNEB 38(1), S51.O’Neil CE, Holston DM. Incorporating Communication across the Curriculum in a Senior Level Nutritional Sciences Course: Student Attitudes and Perceptions. NACTA Journal 2007;51:110.
Silverman L, Holston DM, Tuuri G, Solmon M, Keenan M, Zanovec M, and Murphy E (2007). Evaluating the Impact of the Smart Bodies School-Based Intervention Program to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Elementary School Students. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107(8) :A89.
Poster Sessions and Selected Presentations:Holston, D.M., O’Neil, C.E., Guarino, A.M., Keenan, M. J. (2004). Assessing perception of Family Nutrition Program characteristics and nutrition education needs of low income women. 2006 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (ADA).Silverman L., Tuuri, G. Solmon, M., Guarino, A., Roy, H., Holston, D., Murphy, E. (2006). Does a multicomponent school-based intervention program increase knowledge and improve attitudes about fruits and vegetables in elementary school children? Society of Nutrition Educators (SNE) 2006 Conference.Holston, D. Implementation of a comprehensive nutrition education and physical activity program for elementary school children. 2007 21st Century Families Conference.
Holston, D., Zanovec, M. Focus group discussions to determine enablers, barriers, and predisposing factors teachers encounter during implementation of a comprehensive nutrition education and physical activity program for elementary school students. 2007 21st Century Families Conference.
Holston, D., O’Neil C. E. Students’ evaluation of a communication-intensive, service-learning project in a senior-level dietetics course. 2007 Gulf South Summit on Service-learning and Civic Engagement in Higher Education.McNabb S, Holston DM. Patient Variables Related to Breast Cancer Screening. 2009 11th Annual Healthcare Effectiveness Forum.Holston DM, O'Neil CE, Myhand J, Milioto B. Integrating Service-learning Across a Dietetics Curriculm: Faculty Issues and Solutions. 2009 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education Conference.Romero, P., Holston DM. Healthy Kids, Healthy America: Preventing Childhood Obesity in Louisiana Schools and Communities. Childhood Obesity and Public Health: An Ounce of Prevention or a Pund of Cure?