Dawn Clifford, PhD , RD

Dawn CliffordAssociate Professor and Didactic Program in Dietetics Director

Office: Holt 108
Phone: (530) 898-6164
E-mail: declifford@csuchico.edu

Classes Taught
NFSC 155 Introduction to Nutrition and Food Sciences
NFSC 365 Nutrition Counseling and Education

NFSC 457 Futures in Dietetics
NFSC 460 Nutrition Counseling and Education
NFSC 471 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
NFSC 662 Advanced Nutrition Counseling

Fit U Program


Research Interests

  • Non Diet Approaches to Wellness including: Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and Eating Competence
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mass Media Nutrition Education
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Director of FitU, a non-diet peer mentoring nutrition and exercise program for Chico State students:  Fit U Program

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Clifford, D., Anderson, J., Auld, G., Champ, J. Good Grubbin’: The Impact of a TV Cooking Show for College Students Living Off Campus. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior2009 41(3), 194-200.
  • Bergmann, L., Clifford, D. Edutainment and Teen Modeling May Spark Interest in Nutrition & Physical Activity in K-6 Audiences. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. March/April 2010.
  • Clifford, D., Keeler, L., Gray, K., Steingrube, A., & Neyman Morris, M. Weight attitudes predict eating competence among college students. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal. 2010 39(2), 184-193
  • Keeler K, Clifford D, August B, Kowalski P, Neyman Morris M. Examination of a Peer-Led, Non-Diet Nutrition and Exercise Adherence Pilot Program on a 5 College Campus: FitU. California Journal of Health Promotion, 2013 11(1), 84-96.
  • Thompson J, Silliman K, Clifford DE. Impact of an early education multimedia intervention in managing nutrition-related chemotherapy side effects: a pilot study. SprinterPlus, 2013, 2:179.

Personal Interests

  • Hanging out with my husband and son
  • Going for walks and bike rides
  • Arts and Crafts
  • College Ministries at Bidwell Presbyterian Church