Katie Brown is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Dietetics and Nutrition and a Doctorate degree in Education. Katie is currently the Senior Vice President, Sustainable Nutrition at National Dairy Council (NDC). Before joining NDC, she served as the Chief Global Nutrition Strategy Officer and National Education Director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. In this role, she was responsible for the Academy Foundation’s Future of Food and Kids Eat Right public education and community-based nutrition research initiatives. She has a passion for connecting agriculture, food, nutrition and health to elevate sustainable nutrition as relevant, meaningful and actionable.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • What inspired Katie to become a dietitian, how Katie was fascinated with the connection of food and nutrition and how it can optimise health
  • Katie’s career journey, Katie sheds light on her multiple experiences in the field of dietetics from clinical, teaching, consultancy, to working at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Katie discusses her experience gaining a doctorate in education, and how she applies this knowledge
  • The journey from working at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in a consultancy role, to conducting many national initiatives then being promoted to the Chief Global Nutrition Strategy Officer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Her motivations and ambitions behind the strategic plan for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Insight into Katie’s thoughts on food security
  • Katie shares insight into her current role as the Senior Vice President Nutrition at the National Dairy Council
  • How dietitians can support sustainable nutrition and how we can play a role in food sustainability
  • The role dietitians can have in the dialogue of food sustainability, agriculture and environmental sustainability in our current practice
  • Insight into Katie’s active volunteer roles, at both state and national levels and her take-home recommendations for supporting the dietetics profession
  • Katie’s biggest challenges in her career this far
  • Tips for how to create a healthy work-life balance for busy dietitian professionals


Additional resources

  • Want to sign up for the Dairy Nourishes Network? Click HERE
  • What is Dairy’s Role in Health and Sustainable Food Systems? FIND OUT here
  • Fat or Fiction: The Science of Whole Milk Dairy Foods in Healthy Eating Patterns: Learn MORE here


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