Department of Nutrition Sciences
Division of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Patient Educator, UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Beth Kitchin earned her undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and her masterís degree in human nutrition and foods from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. She is presently working on her Ph.D. in health education and promotion in UABís School of Public Health.
Beth has been the patient educator in UABís Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic since 1997. Together with Don Lein, M.S., P.T., she has developed the popular Tone Your Bones osteoporosis education class, the Tone Your Bones Osteoporosis Nutrition and Exercise program, and the weekly Tone Your Bones exercise class. She also directs the activities of the Tone Your Bones and the EatRight information hotlines and teaches undergraduate classes. She was awarded the Outstanding UAB Woman Staff Member Award in 2001.
Beth can be seen weekly on Birminghamís Fox 6 morning program Good Day Alabama. She is also a popular actress on the local Birmingham theatrical scene.