Mary May

Title Instructor
Department School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Address 1 249 Knapp Hall - LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-5808
Fax 225-578-5300

  • Recipient of the Edith Spring Arnold Scholarship, 2004
  • Awarded the June Martin and Walter Rudd Honors Thesis Award, 2002 
  • Awarded the Upper Division Honors Distinction in Dietetics, 2002
  • Awarded Outstanding Sophomore by Gamma Sigma Delta Honors Society, 2002
  • Awarded Louisiana Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetics Student, 2001-2002


  • Co-authored and published The Effects of Soy Protein on Bone Mineral Density on Ovariectomized Retired Breeder Rats, The FASAB Jounal, 2003
  • Co-authored and published The Effects of Soy Protein on Bone Mineral Density on Ovariectomized Rats, The FASEB Journal, 2001

General Publications

Nutrition News - Cutting Food Costs:  Planning, Shopping, Saving, January 2009
Nutrition News - November is American Diabetes Month, November 2008
Nutrition News - Fall is the Season for Apples and Cranberries, October 2008
Nutrition News - Catfish and Peaches are Good for Your Health, August 2008
Nutrition News - Benefits of Blueberries, July 2008
Nutrition News - Eat Vegetables, Move More: The Benefits of Soy Foods, April 2008


  • Presented material at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology conference in 2001 in New Orleans, La., and in 2003 in San Diego, Calif.

Professional Experience

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 2005-2008

Project Coordinator for LA Health, a school-based childhood obesity study conducted in rural parishes in Louisiana

Project Manager for Military Health Behaviors in Career Personnel, an Internet-based intervention conducted with military personnel in Fort Bragg, N.C.

Project Manager for Beat Gene, a pilot study conducted to determine whether binge eating has a genetic component

Louisiana State University, 2004

Temporary, part-time instructor

Louisiana State University, 2002-2003

Teaching assistant for HNF

Professional Registration/Licensure

2005-present: American Dietetic Association
2005-present: Louisiana Dietitian/Nutritionist License

Professional Organizations Affiliations

American Dietetic Association
Louisiana Obesity Council

2006-Received Certificate in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management

Louisiana State University,
Dietetic Internship

  • 900 hours of clinical, community nutrition and food service management
  • Completed December 2004
Louisiana State University, May 2004, Master of Science, Human Nutrition and Foods

Thesis: The Relationship Among Alcohol Consumption, Dietary Intake and Body Mass Index in Young Adults

  • Awarded a Teaching Assistantship
  • Served on the LSU Advisory Committee for the Didactic Program
  • Appointed to the LSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Committee
Louisiana State University, May 2002, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

  • Completed the Upper Division Honors Program
  • Undergraduate Thesis: The Effects of Soy Protein on Bone Mineral Density on Ovariectomized Rats


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