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Sarah T. Henes

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Extension and Outreach, Foods and Nutrition

Assistant Professor, Extension Nutrition Specialist

203 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602

sarah.henes@uga.edu

706-542-0541

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
PhD Bioenergetics East Carolina University, Greenville NC 2010
MA Exercise Physiology East Carolina University, Greenville NC 2003
Dietetic Internship Massachusetts General-Harvard Teaching Hospital, Boston MA 1997
BS Nutritional Science Rutgers University, Douglass College, New Brunswick NJ 1996

Teaching

Guest Lecturer:  FACE 1110 Consumer in Society (Nov 2019) 

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group Director, Research Committee 2019-present Professional Organization
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group Assistant Director, Research Committee 2018-2019 Professional Organization
Obesity Action Network Health Care Worker Group, Atlanta GA Co-Chair 2012-2016 Community and State Organization

Outreach

As  state Coordinator for EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) my work focuses on both adult and youth nutrition programming and curriculum for low income families, collaborating with other Extension and Department colleagues (i.e. SNAP-Ed, 4H), and developing a variety of community partnerships throughout the state for nutrition, health, and wellness.

Areas of Expertise

Adult, youth and families weight management- program development, nutrition education and promoting behavior change

Nutrition education curriculum development- youth and adults

Clinical and community research and evaluation with youth and families

Books

Book Chapters

DuBose K, Riebe D and Henes S. Chapter 6: Body Composition and Weight Management. IN: ACSM's Resources for the Health Fitness Specialist, 1st Edition. (C) 2013.  Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: New York. pp. 139-166. (refereed) 

(Invited) In Review: 
DuBose K, Riebe D and Henes S. Chapter 6: Body Composition and Weight Management. IN: ACSM's Resources for the Health Fitness Specialist, 2nd Edition. (C) 2016.  Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins


PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE

2011-present State of GA #LD003745 Licensed Dietitian

1997-present State of NC #L001738 Licensed Dietitian

1997-present Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) 
Accredited Registered Dietitian #874049 Registered Dietitian


OTHER: 

2015    Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management, September 10-12, 2015 (Buffalo, NY)
2015     Strong4Life RDN Provider Training.  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) 

Current Research

The FoodMASTER Initiative teaches math and science concepts through food and nutrition.  The goal of this NIH SEPA grant (Science Education Partnership Award) is to support STEM learning for underserved, minority youth through informal learning environments. Led by PI, Dr. Melani Duffrin(Northern Illinois University), this project also works to create a Deep South Network with collaborators from Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi, and North and South Carolina.   As the Georgia partner, my work with the FoodMASTER curriculum focuses on programming with middle to high school youth within the Boys and Girls Club setting in the Metro Atlanta area. 

As  state Coordinator for EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) my work focuses on both adult and youth nutrition programming and curriculum for low income families, collaborating with other Extension and Department colleagues (i.e. SNAP-Ed, 4H), and developing a variety of community partnerships throughout the state for nutrition, health, and wellness.

Other areas of research and research interests include utilizing my clinical and community nutrition background to develop programs and interventions for overweight youth and their families, particularly in underserved populations. My research program also focuses on translating the science of energy balance and metabolism into the community and clinical setting not only through nutrition assessment with indirect calorimetry, but in nutrition education so as to help youth learn nutrition concepts while also promoting dietary behavior change

Journal Articles

Clinical and Community Nutrition- Selected Publications:  

Douglas T, Nucci A, Berry A, Henes ST, Singh R.  Large neutral amino acid status in association with P:T ratio and diet in adult and pediatric patients with phenylketonuria. JMID Reports.  2019  50 (1): 50-59 doi: 10.1002/jmd2.12076. eCollection 2019 Nov.

Kaviani S, Schoeller DA, Ravussin E, Melanson EL, Henes ST, Dugas LR, Dechert RE, Mitri G, Schoffelen PM, Gubbel P, Tornber A, Fritzdorf S, Akkermans M, Cooper, JA.  Determining the Accuracy and Reliability of Indirect Calorimeters Utilizing the Methanol Combustion Technique. Nutr. Clin. Pract. 2018 33(2): 206-216 

Henes ST (Corresponding Author), Johnson A, Toner M, Mamaril K, Kelkar M, Xiao Y, Warren, G. Assessing Resting Metabolic Rate in Overweight and Obese Adolescents with a Portable Indirect Calorimeter: A Pilot Study for Validation and Reliability.  Nutr. Clin. Pract. 2016, 31(3): 355-361 (Originally published online September 9, 2015 before print.   doi:10.1177/0884533615603966)  

Johnson A, Reddy S, Walsh S, Wulkan M, Nucci A, Henes S (Corresponding Author).  The relationship between diet of adolescents before sleeve gastrectomy and success with weight loss and behavioral changes 6 months post-surgery.  Bari Surg Pract Patient Care. 2016, 11(1): 15-19 (refereed)

Carraway ME., Lutes LD, Crawford Y, Pratt KJ., McMillan AG, Scripture LG., Henes S, Cox J, Vos P, Collier D N. Camp-Based Immersion Treatment for Obese, Low Socioeconomic Status, Multi-Ethnic Adolescents. Childhood Obesity. 2014:10(2): 122-131. doi:10.1089/chi.2013.0111

Henes ST (Corresponding Author), Cummings DM, Hickner RC, Houmard JA, Kolasa KM, Lazorick S, Collier DN. Comparison of  predictive equations and measured resting energy expenditure among obese youth attending a pediatric healthy weight clinic:  One size does not fit all.  Nutr Clin Pract 2013:28: 617-624 [Originally published online ahead of print August 6, 2013 DOI: 10.1177/0884533613497237]  

Huffman KM, Hawk VH, Henes ST, Ocampo CI, Orenduff MC, Slentz CA, Johnson JL, Houmard JA,   
Samsa GP, Kraus WE, and Bales CW.  Exercise effects on lipids in persons with varying dietary  patterns - Does diet matter if they exercise? Responses in STRRIDE I.  Amer Heart Journal. 2012: 164 (1): 117-124 

Henes ST, Collier DN, Morrissey SL, Cummings DM, Kolasa KM.  Medical nutrition therapy for overweight youth in their medical home:  The KIDPOWER experience.  Patient Education and Counseling. 2010:81(1):43-46  

Dunn C, Kolasa K, Harris N, Crawford Y, Henes S, Kinner S, Sutton V, Colby S Collier C. Take off 4-health nutrition education curriculum for a healthy lifestyle camp for overweight youth.  Topics in Clin Nutr 2010: 25 (2): 151-159 

Harris NG, Briley A, Collier D, Dunn C, Crawford Y, Henes S, Kinner S, Kolasa KM, Lutes L, Scripture L.  “Take Off 4 Health”:  Innovative strategies to improve wellness in adolescents.  Journal of the Amer Diet Assoc 2010:110(9)

Cummings D, Henes S, Kolasa K, Olsson J, Collier C. Insulin resistance status: Predicting weight response in overweight children.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008:62 (8): 764-768 

Henes ST, Kolasa KM.  Reviews/New Resources for Nutrition Educators: A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Road Map to Health (by Hassink SK, 2006). Journal of Nutr Educ and Behav. 2007:39 (4): 240-241 (Invited Book Review) 

Kolasa KM, Craven K, Henes S, Sullivan C. The clinical implications of obesity and overweight. 
NC Med J.  2006: 67 (4): 283-287 

Other Selected Publications:  

Noland RC, Thyfault J, Henes ST, Whitfield BR, Woodlief TL, Evans JR, Lust JA, Britton SL, Koch LG, Dudek RW, Dohm L, Cortright RN, Lust RM. Artificial selection for high-capacity endurance running is protective against high-fat diet-induced insulin resistance. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab2007: 293:E31-E41

Koves TR, Noland RC, Bates AL, Henes ST, Muio DM, Cortright RN. Subsarcolemmal and intermyofibrillar mitochondria play distinct roles in regulating skeletal muscle fatty acid metabolism. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 2005:288: 1074-1082 

Kraus WE, Houmard JA, Duscha BD, Knetzer KJ, Wharton MB, McCartney JS, Bales CW, Henes ST, Samsa GP, Slentz CA. Effects of the amount and intensity of exercise on plasma lipoproteins. N. Engl. J Med. 2002:347:1483-1492  

Publications

Selected Published Abstracts: 

Henes S, Wulkan M, Reddy S, Fuller K, Stark M, Walsh S.  “Changes in resting metabolic rate and body composition after bariatric surgery in two severely obese adolescent patients attending a bariatric healthy weight clinic:  A clinical case report”.  Experimental Biology Meeting, 2016.  San Diego, CA.  April 2-April 6th.  Abstract # 885.3  The FASEB Journal. April 2016. 30:1 Supplement lb392  (international) 

Collier DN, Pathmasiri W, Pratt KJ, Crawford Y, Henes S, Gross-McMillan A, Lutes, L, Sumner S. Obesity treatment and the biology of behavior: Metabolomic analysis of response of behavioral intervention. Pediatric Academic Societies 2011 Joint Meeting. Denver CO.  April 30-May  3, 2011. E-PASS2011:4501.23  (national) 

Bales CW, Huffman KM, Hawk VH, Henes ST, Slentz C, Johnson J, Houmard JA, Samsa GP, Kraus WE.  AHA-Recommended dietary intake patterns and lipid responses to exercise: Findings from the STRIDDE I study.  2008.  American Heart Association, Nutrition and Physical Activity and Metabolism Conference.  Circulation Volume: 117 Issue 11 2008 (national) 

Selected Poster Presentations:  

Sakalik L, Nucci A, Fricke K, Henes S (advisor).  Frequency of Nutrition Counseling in an Overweight and Obese Adolescent Urban Population and its Effect on BMI and BMI Z-Score.  Georgia Academy of Nutrition Annual Conference and Exhibition (GAND ACE), 2015 (refereed, state)

Stuhrman G, Nucci A, Henes S, Hopkins B.  The relationship between the source of protein intake and obesity in children. Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Exhibition (GAND ACE), 2015 (refereed, state) 

Mamaril K, Kelkar M, Johnson A, Henes S (advisor) . Portable Indirect Calorimetry for Measuring Resting Metabolic Rate in Overweight and Obese Adolescents:  A Pilot Validity and Reliability Study.   Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Day, 2015 (refereed, state)

Evans MV, Carter SL, Henes ST, Nucci AM.  Effectiveness of a Feeding Assessment Scale in Identifying Feeding Problems in Formerly Preterm Infants and Toddlers.  Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition, 2013 (refereed, international)

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