Health & Human Development
Katie Bark, RD, LN
Katie Bark is a licensed, registered dietitian and the Project Director for the Montana Team Nutrition program at Montana State University in the Department of Health and Human Development. She has been employed in this
position since 1995. Ms. Bark received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Community
Dietetics from the University of Florida in 1981.
Team Nutrition is the nutrition education and training component for School Nutrition Programs of the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Katie coordinates statewide training activities to support school districts in creating healthy nutrition environments A major focus of her work is directed to training school food service professionals in the preparation and service of healthy meals and snacks, recess before lunch scheduling, as well as food safety. Her position also allows her to support training and technical assistance opportunities in nutrition education, farm-to-school, and school wellness policy implementation. Ms. Bark and her colleagues are working on farm-to-school projects to help connect children to their food source and support local food procurement, and have created the Montana Harvest of the Month program. Ms. Bark is the past chairperson for Eat Right Montana Coalition as well as the Montana Action for Healthy Kids Team.
Programs and Research Projects
- Nutrition Education and Training Program
- Team Nutrition Training Grant
- Smarter Lunchrooms
Specialties and Interests
- Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian
- Healthy School Nutrition Environments
- Montana Cook Fresh Workshop