Eastern Michigan University

Lydia Kret

Lecturer and Program Director for Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Lydia Kret 339 Marshall




MS - Eastern Michigan University

BS - Michigan State University

Teaching Interests

Office of Nutrition Services

Community Nutrition

Weight Management

Research Interests

Community Nutrition

Child/School Nutrition

Weight Management

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Additional Information

Professional Experience

  • 2006 - Current ~ Director. Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Eastern Michigan University.
  • 2005 - Current ~ Full-Time Lecturer. Director of the Office of Nutrition Services, Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics, Eastern Michigan University
  • 1998 - 2005, 1995 ~ Adjunt Instructor/Lab Preceptor. Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics, Eastern Michigan University
  • 1997 - 2006 ~ Western Wayne WIC Temporary Coordinator. Monroe County WIC Acting Coordinator.
  • 1997 - Current ~ Nutrition Contract Services, self-employed
  • 1994 - 1997 ~ Nutrition Specialist. Wayne County RESA Head Start, Wayne, MI
  • 1994 - 1996 ~ Contigent Clinical Dietitian. Oakwood Hospital Downriver, Lincoln, MI
  • 1990 - 1992 ~ Food Service Manager. Oakwood Skilled Nursing Center, Trenton, MI
  • 1984 - 1988 ~ Food Service Supervisor. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1981 - 1984 ~ Dietary Supervisor. Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, MI

Academic Involvement

Eastern Michigan University Student Dietetic Association Advisor (2005 - Present)

Wellness at School: A Lifestyle Approach to Improving Public Health Early Focus on Increased Physical Activity and Healthy Nutrition. BCBSM Grant. 2008-2010

National Food Service Management Institute Grant, Focus Group Facilitator, 2008

Journal of Child Nutrition and Management, Peer Reviewer, 2007

Thesis Committee Member:

  • Nutritional Qualtiy of Lunches at a Seventh-Day Adventist School. M. Justine Martkert. November 2006
  • Student Perceptions of the Shift from Soft Drink Vending Machines to Milk Vending Machines in School. Jillian B. Trapini. February 2007
  • Nutrient Intakes in College Students in a Midwestern Regional University Compared to the Recommeded Dietary Guidelines. Rukmini Sen. June 2008

Distinguished Graduate Alumna Eastern Michigan University, 2005

Better Bones Brighter Future Grant Recipient, 2003

Lunch & Learn Presenter, WIC, FAD Diets, 2003

Michigan WIC Conference Presentation, 2001

Poster Session Presentation, American Dietetic Association, 2001

The School of Health Sciences is part of the College of Health & Human Services, 304 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.0077