Wan-Ju Yen

Dr. Wan-Ju Yen

Wan-Ju Yen, Ph.D., R.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Arena B-74
Phone: 812.237.9029
E-Mail: Wan-Ju.Yen@indstate.edu


Ph.D.     Nutrition                  University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S.      Nutrition                  State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S.      Food and Nutrition     Shih-Chien University, Taiwan 


Assistant Professor                 August 2012-present
Food and Nutrition, Department of Applied Health Sciences, Indiana State University

Professional Credential

Registered Dietitian                2009

Graduate Courses

AHS 622 Public Health Nutrition
AHS 629 Seminar in Public Nutrition

Undergraduate courses

AHS 320 Orientation to Dietetics
AHS 322 Nutrition Intervention Methods
AHS 332/597 Quantity Food Production (Undergraduate/Graduate Course)
AHS 421/521 Life Cycle Nutrition (Undergraduate/Graduate Course)
AHS 422 Community Nutrition Supervised Practice
AHS 425/525 Community Nutrition (Undergraduate/Graduate Course)

Research interests

Nutritional behavior
Nutrition education
Community nutrition

Publications and Presentations


Yen WJ, Lewis NM. MyPyramid-Omega-3 fatty acid nutrition education intervention may improve food groups and omega-3 fatty acids consumption in university middle-aged females. Nutrition Research. 2013;33(2):103-108.
Yen WJ, Esslinger K, Dixon DL. Are guys and gals different? A look at eating habits and body image perceptions in college students. The Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2013;113(9)(suppl):A22.
Dixon DL, Esslinger K, Yen WJ, Whitlock S. Active males and females perceptions of body image and body satisfaction. AAFCS National Annual Conference & Expo; 2013; Houston, TX.  
Dixon DL, Esslinger K, Yen WJ, Whitlock S. Minority gender differences in body satisfaction among college students and the relationship to body image. NAAAS National Annual Conference; 2013; Baton Rouge, LA.
Yen WJ, Lewis NM. Qualitative assessment of nutrition education and health needs of university mid-age female staff. The FASEB Journal. 2008;22(1_MeetingAbstracts):683.2.


“Use Food Label to Choose Wisely”, elementary school girl scout
“Nutrition and Bone Health”, nutrition camp for seniors       
“Healthy Eating during Spring Break”, college student organization 
“Snack Smart”-Healthy snacking for 4-H teenagers
“Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition”


Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Division, UNL, 2008

ŸRuby-Linn Fellowship, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, UNL, 2008
Jeanne Vierk Yeutter Fellowship, College of Education and Human Sciences, UNL, 2006
Nevada Wheeler Memorial Fellowship, College of Education and Human Sciences, UNL, 2006
Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, UNL, 2004
Mark Diamond Research Fund, SUNY at Buffalo, 2002
Annette Rachman Scholarship, SUNY at Buffalo, 2000, 2002