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Nick Slagel, Ph.D., RDN

Nick Slagel, Ph.D., RDN

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Dietetics
College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

Gunter Hall 2230
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Nutrition and Dietetics
Campus Box 93
Greeley, CO 80639


2016-2020           Ph.D. Nutrition, Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
2015                     M.S. Nutrition, Department of Food and Nutrition, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina
2008                     B.S. Sports Medicine, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Professional Certification, Licensure and Membership:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior – Professional Member

Professional/Academic Experience

2021-Present    Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Northern Colorado
2021                   Adjunct Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, Meredith College
2020                   Lecturer, Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia

Research/Areas of Interest

Dr. Slagel has multiple areas of research interest. One of his primary areas of interest is addressing and evaluating food insecurity through community and clinic linkages. In particular he is interested in how clinics and community food resource programs coordinate food access and nutrition services to improve food security and diet quality. Other areas of research include: 1) Studying attitudes of weight-inclusive principles among Dietetic students and 2) Studying the environmental influences of body image attitudes among rock climbers. These research interests inform his pedagogy which is focused on teaching future and current Dietitians to incorporate equity and inclusion into their research and practice.

Publications/Creative Works

Slagel N, Newman T, Sanville L, et al. A Pilot Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program Improves Local Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, Nutrition Knowledge, and Food Purchasing Practices. Health Promotion Practice. June 2021. doi:10.1177/15248399211018169

Cook, M., Ward, R., Newman, T., Berney, S., Slagel, N., Bussey-Jones, J., Schmidt, S., Lee, JS., Webb-Girard, A. Food security and clinical outcomes of the 2017 Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) program. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. September 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2021.06.010

Slagel, N., Thompson, J., Lee, J.S. (2021). Produce Prescriptions and Nutrition Education Improve Low-Income Adults’ Local Food System Trajectories. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (under review)

Slagel, N., Dallas, J., Cotto-Rivera, E., Moore, J., Roberts, A., Lee, JS. The Effects of an Expanded Community-and Clinical-Based Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx®) Program® For Low-Income Adults. Health Education and Behavior (revising for resubmission)

Honors and Awards

2021, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Early Career Researcher Research Award