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Profile for Lydia K Kaume, Ph.D RDN. LD

Lydia K Kaume, Ph.D RDN. LD

Lydia K Kaume, Ph.D RDN. LD
MU Extension in Jackson County - Kansas City
105 E 5th Street, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-482-5850
Fax: 816-482-5880
Email: kaumel@missouri.edu

Counties served: Jackson

Areas of work

Dr.  Kaume is an Asst. Ext. Professor,  Nutrition & Health Education, for the University of Missouri Extension, serving Jackson County in the urban west region. She is a Registered Dietitian, and holds a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Food Science & Nutrition. Lydia enjoys educating and is passionate about making a difference in the health of individuals, families and communities in Missouri. Dr. Kaume plans and delivers programs focused on health and wellness, chronic disease management and prevention; and prevention of childhood obesity.


Professional background

2012 - PresentAsst. Ext. Professor,  Nutrition & Health Education, and Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, in Jackson County (Kansas City).  Responsible for planning, delivering, coordinating and reporting adult educational programs in nutritionist, health, food safety,  nutrition and health subject-matter areas: food resource management, physical activity promotion.
2008 - 2012 :  Project manager and human study coordinator, Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR for the following studies: 
  • Characterization of energy requirements, nutritional responses and sensory effects of milling rice to different levels
  • Effects of high carbohydrate cereal and high protein cereal on satiety
  • Effects of antioxidant-rich berries on smoking-induced bone loss in postmenopausal women 
2008-2012: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Food Science;  and ?Bone Densitometrist, College of Education and Health Professions, University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR
2006 - 2008: Graduate Research Assistant, School of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR
1998 – 2006: High School Teacher, Kenya : Food and Nutrition, Consumer Science, Home Management and Child Care


A. Peer Reviewed Articles

Kaume L, Gilbert W, Smith BJ, Latha Devareddy L. Cyanidin 3-O-β-D-glucoside-rich blackberries improve bone mass and microarchitectural properties in an ovariectomized rat model of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Journal of Medicinal Food; l Revision accepted 9 September 2014

Kaume L, Gbur Jr. E, DiBrezzo R, Howard, L.R, Latha Devareddy L. Berries exert modest bone protective effects in postmenopausal smokers without improving biomarkers of bone metabolism. Journal of Functional Foods, Vol. 9 July 2014, Pages 202–210

Stephen B, Gammon R, Kelly P.J, Cheng, Chertoff K, Kaume L, Abreu, EL, and Brotto, M, Outcomes of Stay Strong, Stay Healthy in Community Settings, Journal of Aging and Health 2013 Dec;25(8):1388-97. doi: 10.1177/0898264313507318

Kaume L, Howard LR, Devareddy L. Blackberry fruit: review of its composition and chemistry, metabolism and bioavailability, and health benefits J. Agric. Food Chem.2012, 60 (23), pp 5716–5727. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf203318p

Kaume L, Jerald CF, Gbur E. Microbiological examination of medicinal herbal preparations sold to HIV/AIDS patients in Nairobi, (Kenya).  South African Journal of Science 2012; 108 (9/10), Art. #563, 4 pages; http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v108i9/10.563

Kaume L, Gilbert W C, Brownmiller C, Howard L. R, Devareddy L. Cyanidin 3-O-β-D-glucoside-rich blackberries modulate hepatic gene expression and anti- obesity in ovariectomized rats. Journal of Functional Foods Vol. 4, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 480–488

Kaume L, Gilbert W, Gadang V, Devareddy L. Dietary supplementation of fructooligosaccharides reduces hepatic steatosis associated with insulin resistance in obese zucker rats. Functional Foods in Health and Disease 2011; 5:199-213