Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, PhD, RD, LD

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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman


Phone: (314) 977-8523

Allied Health Building
Room 3076
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Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration
Saint Louis University

Master of Science in Medical Dietetics
Ohio State University

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Montana State University

Dr. Mattfeldt-Beman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University. She received her PhD from SLU with a research emphasis in preventive cardiology and was Co-PI on a NIH clinical trial - Trials of Hypertension Prevention and PI for a USDA Community Food Project Grant "Gardens to Tables", establishing school gardens and nutrition curriculum at inner city schools as well as a teaching garden at SLU. She serves as PI for a Missouri Foundation for Health grant, Health Eating with Local Produce (HELP), establishing a food processing and distribution center to get local food into school lunches. The Department she chairs has been operating Fresh Gatherings Café, a model for sustainable cuisine within an institutional environment, since September, 2004. She has received grants to explore diversion of solid food waste and recently completed construction of a geothermal hoop house. She received the Mary Abbott Hess Award for Innovations in Culinary Education and the Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Courses Taught
Critical Reading of Research Literature I and II
Research Seminar
Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
Sustainable Food Systems
Dietetic Internship
Research in ND

Research Interests
Sustainable Food Systems
Preventive Cardiology
Obesity Prevention

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