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Wendy Dahl Adjunct Professor


Dr. Wendy Dahl is an Assistant Professor in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. Dr. Dahl was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2005. As an Adjunct Professor, she collaborates with faculty in research, and serves on graduate student committees. She is a past member of the University of Saskatchewan's Behavioural Research Ethics Committee. Dr. Dahl is a member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice and serves a reviewer for a number of nutrition journals such as the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Clinical Nutrition, and Nutrition.


Dr. Dahl's current research interests include the role of dietary and functional fiber in medical nutrition therapy, and food and nutrition issues of the frail elderly.


Salmean YA, Zello GA, Dahl WJ. 2013. Foods with added fiber improve stool frequency in individuals with chronic kidney disease with no impact on appetite or overall quality of life. BMC Research Notes, 6:510.http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/6/510 

Dahl WJ, Ford AL, Whiting SJ. 2013. Visiting faculty from abroad: contributing to global competency of nutrition students at Hawassa University, Ethiopia. NACTA J, 57(3a), 111-114. 

Dahl WJ, Ford AL, Turner RE. 2013. Perspectives on agricultural and life sciences undergraduate research experience. NACTA J, 57(3).http://www.nactateachers.org/attachments/article/2093/9%20Dahl%20NACTA%20Journal%20Sept13.pdf 

Kebebu A, Whiting SJ, Dahl WJ, Henry CJ. 2013. Formulation and acceptability testing of a complementary food with added broadbean (Vicia faba) in southern Ethiopia. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 13(3). http://www.ajfand.net/Volume13/No3/Afework13035.pdf 

Viveky N, Dahl WJ, Whiting SJ. 2013. Should an anti-inflammatory diet be used in long-term care homes? Healthy Aging Research, 2, 1-9.

Salmean Y, Segal MS, Langkamp-Henken B, Canales M, Zello GA, Dahl WJ. 2013. Foods with added fiber lower serum creatinine in patients with chronic kidney disease. Journal of Renal Nutrition, 23, E29-E32. 

Langkamp-Henken B, Nieves, Jr. C, Culpepper T, Radford A, Girard S-A, Hughes C, Christman MC, Mai V, Dahl WJ, Boileau T, Jonnalagadda SS, Thielecke F. 2012. Fecal lactic acid bacteria increased in adolescents randomized to whole-grain but not refined-grain foods, whereas inflammatory cytokine production decreased equally with both interventions. J Nutr,142,2025-32. 

Dahl WJ, Foster LM, Tyler RT. 2012. Review of the health benefits of peas (Pisum savitum L.). Br J Nutr,108,S3-S10. 

Foster LM, Tompkins T, Dahl WJ. 2011. A comprehensive post-market review of studies on a probiotic product containing Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011. Beneficial Microbes, 2(4), 319-334.

Dahl WJ. 2011. Meeting the vitamin D requirements of the elderly. AgroFood Industry Hi-tech, 22(4), 41-43.

Dahl WJ, Niebergall EJ, Owen RJ. 2011. Implications of fiber inadequacy in the ketogenic diet: A case study. Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition, 3(5), 288-290. 

Hughes C, Davoodi-Semiromi Y, Colee J, Culpepper T, Dahl WJ, Mai V, Christman M, Langkamp-Henken B. 2011. Galactooligosaccharide supplementation reduces stress-induced gastrointestinal dysfunction and days of cold or flu: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial in healthy university students. Am J Clin Nutr, 93, 1305-1311. 

Flogan C, Dahl WJ. 2010. Fiber fortification improves gastrointestinal function and decreases energy intake in children with a history of constipation. Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition, 2 (5), 312-317. 

Hill JE, Fernando WMU, Zello GA, Tyler RT, Dahl WJ, Van Kessel AG. 2010. Improvement of the representation of bifidobacteria in fecal microbiota metagenomic libraries by application of the cpn60 universal primer cocktail. Appl Environ Microbiol, 76 (13), 4550–4552. 

Fernando WMU, Hill JE, Zello GA, Tyler RT, Dahl WJ, Van Kessel AG. 2010. Diets supplemented with chickpea or its main oligosaccharide component raffinose modify fecal microbial composition in healthy adults. Beneficial Microbes, 1(2), 197-207.

Dahl WJ. 2010. Breads and cereals: a possible solution for vitamin D deficiency? Cereal Foods World, 55(2), 63-65.

Dahl WJ, Hagen KE, Tompkins TA. 2009. Human microbiota and the role of probiotics. AgroFood Industry Hi-tech,20(3), 34-36. 

Adolphe JL, Whiting SJ, Dahl WJ. 2009. Vitamin fortification of pureed foods improves nutritional status of long-term care residents. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 70(3), 143-150. 

Haskey N, Dahl WJ. 2009. Synbiotic therapy improves quality of life and reduces symptoms in pediatric ulcerative colitis. Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition, 1(2), 88-93.