Health & Human Development

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Alison Harmon, PhD, RD, LN


Associate Professor and Program Leader
Food and Nutrition

201A Romney Gym
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3360 | 406.994.6338

Programs and Research Projects

  • Lentils: Gems in the Treasure State
  • Sustainable Food Systems at Montana State University: An Assessment of Needs and Opportunities to Inform Development of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Sustainability in Dietetics Education: A Survey of Dietetic and Nutrition Educators
  • Teaching Food Systems and Sustainability in the Dietetics Curriculum
  • Montana Made: Farm to College Program at MSU
  • Effectiveness of a Food Insecurity Experience for Developing Empathy in Future Nutrition Professionals
  • MSU Friends of Local Foods and Towne’ s Harvest Garden

Specialties and Interests

  • Education for sustainability
  • Food system education and teaching methods
  • Local food systems and food system change
  • Environmental issues related to food choices
  • Community food security and hunger issues