Catherine Champagne, Ph.D., R.D.


Dietary Assessment and Nutrition Counseling
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Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, 1980, Nutrition


Dr. Champagne's research areas currently concentrate in studies which include dietary counseling and/or dietary intake assessment of subjects. She directs the Nutrient Database activities for the Center. She is also coordinator of the Women’s Nutrition Research Program at Pennington, a research, education, and outreach program specifically targeted to women. She supervises a team of dietitians, programmers and other support personnel and her areas of expertise include food composition, menu design for specialized nutrient targets, dietary assessment, counseling strategies for chronic disease conditions, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Her interests are women and children’s health, diet for weight loss and chronic disease, Mediterranean diet approaches for reduction of cardiovascular disease risk, physical activity, and nutritional assessment of diverse populations.


Tharion WJ, Baker-Fulco CJ, Bovill ME, Montain SM, DeLany JP, Champagne CM, Hoyt RW, Lieberman HR. Adequacy of Garrison feeding for Special Forces soldiers during training. Mil Med. 2004 Jun;169(6):483-90.

Champagne CM, Bogle ML, McGee BB, Yadrick K, Allen HR, Kramer TR, Simpson P, Gossett J, Weber J; Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative. Dietary intake in the lower Mississippi delta region: results from the Foods of our Delta Study. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Feb;104(2):199-207.

Champagne CM, Allen HR. From the mainframe to the internet: the evolution of Moore’s Extended Nutrient (MENu) database. J Food Comp Anal 17:267-276, 2004.

Bray GA, Champagne CM. Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: implications for dietetics practitioners. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Jan;104(1):86-9. Review. ^ top