Lydia C. Steinman

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Distinguished Senior Lecturer

NTR Faculty
Office: GEA 30C


Office: 512-232-3363
Fax: 512-471-5630



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Publications [pdf]

­­­M.A., Nutrition, The University of Texas at Austin

B.A., Microbiology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Mrs. Steinman is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer and serves as the Undergraduate Instructional Administrator for the Department of Nutritional Sciences.   Her dedication to educating students has been recognized by receipt of the Department of Human Ecology’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, Katherine Ross Richards Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Nutrition, the Natural Sciences Council Faculty Service Award, and she has been honored as a Fellow of Susan T. Jastrow Human Ecology Chair for Excellence in Nutritional Sciences.

As an advocate for children’s health, Mrs. Steinman has promoted the adoption of policies that improve the nutritional environment of public schools in Texas. She was a founding member of the School Health Advisory Council for the Austin Independent School District and was instrumental in developing both the Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn Program and the Wellness Program for the district.  In addition, Mrs. Steinman helped establish and continues to work with The University of Texas Elementary Charter School’s Healthy Families Initiative, a comprehensive coordinated school health program.  Mrs. Steinman is a member of The University of Texas Elementary School Health Advisory Council and the Education Council, and the Travis County Agrilife Leadership Advisory Board.