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Janet Carlson King

Janet Carlson King, American nutrition educator, researcher. Recipient Lederle Laboratories award in human nutrition, American Institute Nutrition, 1989, International award in human nutrition, 1996, Atwater award, American Society Nutritional Sciences, 2004.


  • King, Janet Carlson was born on October 3, 1941 in Red Oak, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Paul Emil and Norma Carolina (Anderson) Carlson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1972.


    • Dietitian Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, 1964-1967. National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow department nutrition science University California, Berkeley, 1972-1973, assistant professor nutrition department nutrition science, 1973-1978, associate professor nutrition department nutrition science, 1978-1983, professor nutrition department nutrition science, since 1983, chair department nutrition science, 1988-1994. Director United States Department of Agriculture Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Davis, 1995—2002.

      Senior scientist Children's Hospital Oakland (California) Research Institute, since 2003. Professor emeritus University California, since 1995, professor nutrition and internal medicine, since 2003. Frances E. Fischer Memorial nutrition lecturer American Dietetic Association Foundation, 1985, Lotte Arnrich Nutrition lecturer Iowa State University, 1985.

      Massee lecturer University North Dakota, 1991, Lydia J. Roberts lecturer University Chicago, 1995, Virginia A. Beal lecturer University Massachusetts, 1998. Visiting professor University California, Davis, since 1998.


    • Contributor articles to Journal American Diet. Association, American Journal Clinical Nutrition, Journal Nutrition, Nutrition Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology, British Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


    Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Medicine of National Academy of Sciences, American Dietetic Association, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, American Society Clinical Nutrition.


    • Married Charles Talmadge King, December 25, 1967. Children: Matthew, Samuel.
    • father: Paul Emil Carlson
    • mother: Norma Carolina (Anderson) Carlson
    • spouse: Charles Talmadge King
    • children: Matthew King
    • Samuel King
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    Born October 3, 1941