Dr. Carol Ireton-Jones received her PhD and Master’s degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics came from Texas Tech University where she also received her clinical training. She developed The Ireton-Jones equations for estimating energy requirements in hospitalized patients and these are widely used nationally and internationally.
Dr. Ireton-Jones provides out-patient nutrition care for people with GI disorders including IBS, gastroparesis and IBD, as well as those who require home parenteral and enteral nutrition. She continues to measure metabolic rate as an important part of determining individual energy expenditure in many diverse types of people. She has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on a variety of nutrition topics.
She has received many honors and awards including the 2022 Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurial Practice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In April, she received the 2023 Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award from Texas Woman’s University.
Balancing both evidence-based nutrition with sensible and practical applications is her strong point!