Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Associate Professor, Food Science & Human NutritionG. M. Trout FSHN Building
469 Wilson Rd, Rm 208C
East Lansing, MI 48824
PhD, Cornell University, 2000; MS, Cornell University, 1997
2002-2003 - Assistant Research Scientist, Dept. of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
2002-2003 - Associate Evaluation Director, Prevention Research Center of Michigan, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
2000-2002 - Community Health Scholar, W. K. Kellogg Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
1991-1999 - Nutritionist, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Hyattsville, MD
Community food security; urban agriculture; policy and environmental supports for promoting healthy eating and physical activity; school nutrition; and community-based participatory research.
HNF 150 – Introduction to Human Nutrition
HNF 824 – Nutrition Policies & Programs
Alaimo K, Beavers AW, Crawford C, Snyder EH, Litt JS. Amplifying Health Through Community Gardens: A Framework for Advancing Multicomponent, Behaviorally Based Neighborhood Interventions. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2016 Sep;3(3):302-12. doi: 10.1007/s40572-016-0105-0.
Alaimo K, Oleksyk S, Golzynski D, et al. The Michigan Healthy School Action Tools generate improvements in school nutrition policies and practices, and student dietary intake. Health Promotion Practice,2015,16(3):401-410.
Alaimo K, Pfeiffer K, Eisenmann J, et al. Project FIT: A school, community and social marketing intervention improves healthy eating among low-income elementary school children. Journal of Community Health, 2015.40(4):815-826.
Lucarelli JF*, Alaimo K, et al. Little Association Between Wellness Policies and School-Reported Nutrition Practices Health Promotion Practice, 2015.16(2):193-201.
Lucarelli JF*, Alaimo K, et al. Facilitators to promoting health in schools – is school health climate the key? Journal of School Health. 2014; 84 (2), 133-140.
Eisenmann JC, Alaimo K, Pfeiffer K, et al. Project FIT: Rationale, design and baseline characteristics of a school- and community-based intervention to address physical activity and healthy eating among low-income elementary school children. BMC Public Health 2011:11(1):607.
Alaimo K, Reischl T, Allen JO. Community gardening, neighborhood meetings and social capital. Journal of Community Psychology 2010;38(4): 497-514.
Izumi B, Alaimo K, Hamm M. Farm to School Programs: Perspectives of School Food Service Professionals. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2010; 42(2):83-91.
Allen JO, Alaimo K, Elam D, Perry E. Growing Vegetables and Values: Benefits of Neighborhood-Based Community Gardens for Youth Development and Nutrition. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 2008;3(4):418-439.
Alaimo, K. “Child hunger in the U.S.: An overview”. In: Child Poverty in America Today: 2. Health and Medical Care. Praeger/GreenwoodPublishing Group. 2007.
Alaimo K, Bassett E, Wilkerson R, Smiley M, Warbach J, Hines A, Guzmán L, Krup C, Mosack J*, and Petersmarck K. Design Guidelines For Active Michigan Communities: Imagining, Creating, and Improving Communities for Physical Activity, Active Living, and Recreation. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Community Health. 98 pages. May 2006.
Alaimo K and Hassler D, eds. From Seeds to Stories: The Community Garden Storytelling Project of Flint. Flint Urban Gardening and Land Use Corporation and Prevention Research Center of Michigan. 83 pages. April 2003.