Nancy Butte, PhD


Dr. Butte is an internationally recognized expert in the field of energy metabolism with a focus on childhood obesity. Her current research focuses on environmental and genetic factors contributing to childhood obesity in the Hispanic population, and the development of community-centered childhood weight management programs. Her past research determined energy requirements of infants, children and adolescents, as well as reproductive women. Throughout her studies, she has employed state-of-the-art methodology to measure energy expenditure, physical activity and body composition. She has co-authored 180 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Butte has served as a consultant for US government and international agencies (IOM, NIH, USDA, NCHS, FAO, WHO, USAID, IAEA). Her pediatric studies on the total energy expenditure and energy cost of growth were used to establish US and FAO/WHO energy requirements of infants and children.

Dr. Butte has been a member of TOS since 1998. She has been active on TOS committees (Audit Committee, Covidien Childhood Obesity Project) and served as Chair of the Pediatric Obesity Section.

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