Assistant Professor of Nutrition/Biology
Professor Janet Yarrow MS, RDN is a professor of Nutrition Science at Housatonic Community College where she teaches classes in nutrition and anatomy & physiology. She has her B.A. in psychology from Queens College, NY and a Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Additionally, she went on to earn a credential of Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist after completing additional coursework at the University of New Haven and completing a 6 -month internship at Bridgeport Hospital. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Dietitians in Functional Medicine. She was selected as a member of the USDA Advisory Committee Dietary Guidelines Project 2015 where she provided dietary research to the committee. She also worked as an evidence analyst at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and contributed to their Evidence Based Nutrition Library. Professor Yarrow volunteers as a peer reviewer for the Cochrane Collaboration, a global independent network of health researchers. Professor Yarrow is the program coordinator and advisor for the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Pre-Nutrition Option program. She recently created the Open Education Resource (OER) Introduction to Nutrition online class. Professor Yarrow coordinates the Bridging the Gap summer program in collaboration with UConn/Storrs Department of Nutrition Sciences for HCC students. Her nutrition workshop presentations have included: “Nutrition recommendations before and after cancer treatments” at St. Vincent’s Hospital Oncology Department and at Bridgeport Hospital Burn Unit on “The use of manuka honey in healing burns”. Her current area of interest includes phytochemicals effects on chronic disease, effect of omega 3 fatty acids on brain health and traumatic brain injury, Human Microbiome Project and nutritional support in cardiovascular disease.