Tim Matthiessen

Tim Matthiessen
  • GGNB Alumni

Class of 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Lucia Kaiser

After completing my undergrad degree in Health Science from UC Santa Cruz, I wanted to continue learning about nutrition and how to help people live healthier lives by eating better. I am also completing courses that are part of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, which is a necessary step in my plans to become a Registered Dietitian.

I am researching methods of dietary assessment of children, specifically for its use to evaluate nutrition education programs. My current work involves the use of digital photography as a way to keep a photo record of the foods eaten. If done over time, it may be possible to observe changes in dietary patterns as a result of a curriculum or intervention.