Sylvia H. Byrd

Sylvia H. Byrd

Professor and Project Director

Office: 251 Herzer Bldg.
Mailing Address:
Box 9805
945 Stone Blvd.
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Education:
  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • M.S.H.E., University of North Carolina
  • B.S., Appalachian State University

Certifications:
  • Registered Dietitian (R.D.), Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Licensed Dietitian (L.D.), Mississippi State Board of Health

Research/Extension Areas:
  • Child Nutrition
  • Edible Education, Landscaping and Raised Beds
  • Coordinated School Health
  • Public Health Issues and Children

Courses Taught:
  • FNH 1001: First Year Experience-Iron Chef Bully
  • FNH 2203: Science of Food
  • FNH 2293: Individual and Family Nutrition
  • FNH 8243: Community Nutrition
Awards:
  • Mississippi Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year Award, 2012
  • Mississippi State University Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2011

Society Memberships:
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Mississippi Dietetic Association
  • Northeast District Dietetic Association

Publications
2016
Gray, V., B., S. H. Byrd, B. J. Fountain, N. E. Rader, A. D. Frugé. 2016. Childhood nutrition in the Mississippi Delta: challenges and opportunities. Health Promotion International 31(4):857-868. Download

2015
Frugé, A. D., S. H. Byrd, B. J. Fountain, J. S. Cossman, M. W. Schilling, P. Gerard. 2015. Increased physical activity may be more protective for metabolic syndrome than reduced caloric intake. An analysis of estimated energy balance in U.S. adults: 2007-2010 NHANES. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 25(6):535-540.

2011
Byrd, S.H., E. Ferruggiaro, V.B. Gray, L. Lapeze, and M. Thabet. 2011. Whole grains in child nutrition programs participant's manual. National Food Service Management Institute. 193 pp. Download

2011
Byrd, S.H., E. Ferruggiaro, V.B. Gray, L. Lapeze, and M. Thabet. 2011. Whole grains in child nutrition programs trainer's manual. National Food Service Management Institute. 321pp. Download

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