"Welcome to the Kansas Team Nutrition Website! I joined the staff of the Kansas State Department of Education in March 2011. Currently, I serve as the Team Nutrition Project Director and Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Coordinator. I enjoy working with schools to find ways to incorporate nutrition education and physical activity into the regular school day!
I am originally from Paola, KS and am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. I received a Bachelor's degree in Biology in 2004 from Kansas State University. While working in Research & Development of a food production company, I discovered my passion for nutrition and nutrition education, so returned to K-State to pursue additional degrees in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition, graduating in 2009. Before joining the Child Nutrition & Wellness Team, I worked as a Nutrition Services Manager for a long-term care facility in Topeka. I look forward to working with your school to help teach Kansas children to 'Eat Smart and Play Hard'!"
Email Emily with your questions, comments or suggestions for future programs.