Saint Louis University

Assistant Professor

Courses taught:
DIET 303/503 Sustainable Food Systems; DIET 497/507 Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
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B.S. 1978, Home Economics (Dietetics): Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

M.S. 1981, Human Development (Community Nutrition): Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Doctoral preparation, ABD status; Public Policy Analysis, College of Public Service: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO


Consulting Dietitian; Researcher; Instructor; Director of Nutrition and Social Services; Nutritionist; Clinical Dietitian; Marketing Specialist; Outpatient Dietitian; Assistant Professor


Community-based participatory research; food policy; foods systems; sustainable agriculture; women in agriculture; food and social justice; farmers markets and EBT; nutrition and food access; effectiveness of cooking demos as nutrition education; motivational interviewing in nutrition counseling.


Sawicki, M.A. Dynamic role of nutrition in public health calls for nutritionists with behavioral and social marketing skills. Invited book review of Nutrition in promoting the public's health: strategies, principles, and practice, by Mildred Kaufman. Jones and Barlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA, 2007.

O'Toole, M.L., Sawicki, M.A., Artal, R. Structured diet and physical activity prevent postpartum weight retention. Journal of Women's Health. 12(10):991, 2003.

Walker, BH, Mattfeldt-Beman, MK, Tomazic, TJ, Sawicki, MA. Provision of nutrition counseling, referrals to registered dietitians, and sources of nutrition information among practicing chiropractors in the United States. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 100(8): 928, 2000.

Endres, J., Poon, S.W., Welch, P., Sawicki, M., and Duncan, H.: Dietary sodium intake of infants fed commercially-prepared baby food and table food. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 87(6):750, 1987.

Endres, J., Welch, P., Nabavi, M., and Sawicki, M.: Nutrients and fiber in supplemented diets of low-income preschoolers. Home Economics Research Journal. 15(2):141, 1986.

Shanklin, D., Endres, J., and Sawicki, M.: A comparative study of two nutrient data bases. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 85:308, 1985.

Endres, J., Poell-Odenwald, K., Sawicki, M., and Welch, P.: Dietary assessment of pregnant adolescents participating in a supplemental food program. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 30:10, 1985.

Sawicki, M., Endres, J.: Energy and nutrient calculations using an optical character reader system. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 82:135, 1983.

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