Mary Width

Mary Width

Associate Professor, Clinical
Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics


313-577-8616 (fax)

3225 Science Hall


Mary Width


 Nutrition and Food Science

Mary Width is an Associate Professor-Clinical, and Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She teaches Advanced Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Management, and also coordinates the supervised practice for the dietetic students (currently over 50 sites in the tri-county area are used for dietetics field experiences). Past work experiences include clinical nutrition, clinical management, food service management, long-term care consulting, and private counseling in the areas of childhood obesity and eating disorders. Mary is also Co-Director of Clinical Nutrition at the WSU School of Medicine. She currently serves as the website manager for both the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Southeastern Michigan Dietetic Association (SEMDA), and was Past President and Membership Chair for several years for SEMDA. In addition, Mary is co-author of two books, "The Essential Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition" and "The Essential Guide to the Nutrition Care Process" along with Tonia Reinhard.


  • B.S. Medical Dietetics, Wayne State University, 1991
  • M.S. Health Services Management, Central Michigan University, 1997
  • Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration, 1991

Currently teaching

  •  NFS 4210/Dietetic Practice II, Fall, 10 credits
  •  NFS 4220/Dietetic Practice III, Winter, 10 credits
  •  NFS 5200/Advanced Dietetics, Fall, 3 credits
  •  NFS 5360/Management in Dietetics, Winter, 3 credits
  •  Clinical Nutrition, Year 1, Medical School