Diane Tidwell

Diane Tidwell

Professor Emeritus

Office: 206 Herzer Bldg.

Mailing Address:

Box 9805
945 Stone Blvd.
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • M.S., Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Mississippi State University


  • Registered Dietitian, American Dietetic Association
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mississippi State Board of Health
  • ServSafe Certification, National Restaurant Association

Research/Extension Areas:

  • Calcium, Vitamin D, and Obesity
  • Food Allergy
  • Functional Foods
  • Child Health
  • Food Safety

Courses Taught:

  • FNH 1103: Introduction to Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • FNH 2203: Science of Food Preparation
  • FNH 3263: Research Methods in Food and Nutrition
  • FNH 3701: Nutrition Professional Development
  • FNH 8233: Maternal, Infant and Child Nutrition
  • FNH 8253: Nutrition and Food Science Research Techniques
  • FNH 8286: Supervised Practice Experience


  • 2003 Outstanding Dietetic Educator, American Dietetic Association, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2003 Mississippi Outstanding Dietetic Educator, Mississippi Dietetic Association, Jackson, MS

Society Memberships:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Mississippi Dietetic Association


Howard, G.M., D.K. Tidwell, C. Briley, and B.P. Hunt. 2013. Vitamin D and Calcium Intakes of Participants With and Without Cancer. Journal of Human Nutrition and Food Science, Vol. 1(2):1015-1020.  Download

Lambeth, L., Y.H. Kim, E.F. Molaison, and D.K. Tidwell. 2012. Dietetics students' cultural food knowledge and experiences with various cultures. Journal of Foodservice Management and Education 6(2):6-9.  Download

Tidwell, D.K., M.W. Valliant. 2011. Higher amounts of body fat are associated with inadequate intakes of calcium and vitamin D in African American women. Nutrition Research 31(7):527-536.  Download

Bomba, A.K., Y. Chang, K.B. Knight, D.K. Tidwell, K. Wachter, S. Endo, C.K. West. 2009. College students' attitudes regarding infant feeding practices. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences 101(1):25-29. Download

Valliant, M.W., D.K. Tidwell, J. Hallam, D.D. Wadsworth, S.G. Owens, L.F. Chitwood. 2009. A resting metabolic rate equation including bioelectrical impedance-derived lean body mass provides a better prediction in premenopausal African American women across a spectrum of body mass indices. Topics in Clinical Nutrition 24(2):145-151.


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