Patricia Kendall

Author Bio

Pat Kendall, Ph.D., R.D. is a professor emeritus in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Dr. Kendall received her B.S. in Home Economics Education and M.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Kansas State University. Her Ph.D. is in Nutrition Education from Colorado State University. For the past several years, she has been engaged in interdisciplinary, multi-state research projects aimed at finding practical solutions to food safety issues and then developing, implementing and evaluating educational programs aimed at improving food selection, handling and consumption practices. Dr. Kendall is the author of many publications for scientific and lay audiences and serves on the board of editors for the Journal of Food Protection. She is a past president of the Society for Nutrition Education and the Colorado Dietetic Association.


How Listeria Enters People’s Homes, Kitchens, and Lives

Infection from Listeria monocytogenes typically occurs in individuals with a weakened or suppressed immune system. Here’s how it happens and what you can do to prevent Listeria from entering your home.

BY Patricia Kendall | June 24, 2014


Cats, Pregnancy, and What to Do About Toxo

If a woman is first exposed to Toxo during or shortly before pregnancy, she has a 20 to 50% chance of passing it on to her unborn baby. Cats are the carrier and exposure to the parasite in the cat’s feces can lead to food contamination, and then human exposure.

BY Patricia Kendall | June 20, 2014