Upcoming Events:

  • Lawrence County Small Farms 101

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location: Lawrence County Agricultural Center 13075 ALA-157, Moulton, AL
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    05/28 - Lawrence County Small Farms 101
  • Cullman County Small Farms 101

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location: Echota Tribal Facilities, 630 County Rd. 1281 Falkville, AL
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    05/29 - Cullman County Small Farms 101
  • Cullman County Farm Field Day

    Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Location: 858 County Rd. 201 Crane Hill, AL
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    06/06 - Cullman County Farm Field Day
  • Urban Youth Explosion Camp

    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 1992 Wenonah-Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35211
    Calendar: ACES Urban Affairs
    06/08 - Urban Youth Explosion Camp
  • Urban Youth Explosion Camp

    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 1992 Wenonah-Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35211
    Calendar: ACES Urban Affairs
    06/09 - Urban Youth Explosion Camp
  • Morgan County Small Farms 101

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location: Morgan County Cooperative Extension Office meeting room, 3120 Hwy. 36 West Suite B, Hartselle, AL
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    06/09 - Morgan County Small Farms 101
  • Urban Youth Explosion Camp

    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 1992 Wenonah-Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35211
    Calendar: ACES Urban Affairs
    06/10 - Urban Youth Explosion Camp
  • Urban Youth Explosion Camp

    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 1992 Wenonah-Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35211
    Calendar: ACES Urban Affairs
    06/11 - Urban Youth Explosion Camp
  • Urban Youth Explosion Camp

    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 1992 Wenonah-Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35211
    Calendar: ACES Urban Affairs
    06/12 - Urban Youth Explosion Camp
  • Limestone County Farm Field Day

    Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Location: 11255 Lucas Ferry Rd. Athens, AL
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    06/13 - Limestone County Farm Field Day
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Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs

Donnie CookDonnie L. Cook, Ph.D., RD, LD

Health and Nutrition Specialist
P.O.. Box 967
Normal, Alabama 35762

PHONE: (256) 372-4983
FAX: (256) 372-5840

e-mail: dcook@aces.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Food Science/Nutrition, Alabama A&M University
  • M.S., Nutritional Science, Tuskegee University
  • American Dietetic Association (ADA) Approved Dietetic Internship, John A. Andrew Hospital, Tuskegee University
  • B.S., Food Administration, Tuskegee University

Job Summary

Develop, implement and evaluate educational projects and programs in the area of health and human nutrition with a focus on urban and nontraditional audiences. Provide leadership for health and nutrition projects and programs that are designed to address the needs of high risk, under-served populations. Prepare educational materials including presentations, visual aides, media releases magazine articles and other resource publications. Provide assistance to other Extension specialists in incorporating health and human nutrition subject matter into family and community related projects and programs. Develop in-services to support the training needs of County Extension Agents; and pursue educational resources through grant writing. Programs are carried out by working with county offices, consumers, and in collaboration with other community agencies and organizations that provide health and nutrition education.


Professional Work Experience

  • Health and Nutrition Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University, July 1998 to present
  • Extension Educator, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University, July 1997-July 1998
  • Doctoral Research and Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Food Science and Animal Industries, Alabama A&M University, 1995-1998
  • Chief Clinical Dietitian, Humana Hospital Huntsville, 1992-1994
  • Clinical Dietitian, Humana Hospital Huntsville, 1984-1993
  • Nutritionist, Lister Hills Health Clinic, Inc., Montgomery, AL, 1983
  • Therapeutic Dietitian, UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, 1982
  • Therapeutic Dietitian, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, 1981
  • Therapeutic Dietitian, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT, 1980