Where am I?

Cheryl A. Houston, Ph.D., RD, LD, CFCS

Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
Director, Dietetics Program/Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway
Director, Health Education & Promotion


  • PhD Health Services Research, St. Louis University, School of Public Health
  • MS Medical Dietetics, St. Louis University, School of Allied Health Professions
  • BS Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, College of Human Ecology

Professional Certification:

  • RD Registered Dietitian (Commission on Dietetics Registration, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics)
  • LD Licensed Dietitian (State of MO)
  • CFCS Certified, Family & Consumer Sciences
  • ServSafe® Certified, National Restaurant Association, Instructor and Proctor Level

Research Area/ Scholarly Interest:

  • Community/Public Health Nutrition
  • Health Education & Promotion/Wellness
  • Health Psychology/Health Behavior Change

Recent Publications:

  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (2011). Global. Flexible. Individualized. The CADE guide to accredited individualized supervised practice pathways. Chicago, IL: American Dietetic Association.

Conference Presentations:

  • Duncan, J., Houston, C.A., & Swopes, S. (June, 2014). Sustaining FCS programs in higher education: Re-visioning FCS through a policy lens at Fontbonne University. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (in absentia), St. Louis, MO.
  • Knox, R. & Houston, C.A. (April, 2012). Acceptability of chocolate poundcake using unconventional vegan substitutes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Missouri Dietetic Association, St. Louis, MO.
  • Duncan, J., & Houston, C.A. (June, 2010). Leadership strategies for the next generation: Fostering capacity of FCS undergraduates. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Cleveland, OH.

Professional Memberships:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (including state and local chapters)
    • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, lead site visitor
    • Behavioral Health Nutrition Practice Group
    • Culinary Professionals Practice Group
    • Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors
    • Public Health/Community Nutrition Practice Group
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • American Association of University Professors
  • St. Louis Culinary Society

Contact Information:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Email: chouston@fontbonne.edu
Phone: 314.719.8020
Office: 125 Anheuser-Busch Hall