Nutrition and Hospitality Management
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Kathy B Knight

Emeritus Professor of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Improving Eating Habits
    • Maternal and Child Nutrition
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Degree Study School
BA Zoology University of Mississippi
MS Nutrition Mississippi State University
PHD Nutrition Auburn University

Kathy B Knight, PhD, RDN, is registered dietitian nutritionist and certified weight management specialist. Dr. Knight is a native Mississippian who earned the baccalaureate degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi and completed her doctoral studies at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Building upon a community nutrition and basic science background, her research centers on adult and pediatric weight management, especially with regards to the prevention of childhood obesity through school-based nutrition interventions.  Other research interests include the development of nutrition outreach and farm-to table culinary programs and wellness program development and evaluation.