Katie Brown, Ed.D., RDN, joined National Dairy Council in June 2017 as executive vice president, Scientific & Nutrition Affairs, National Dairy Council. She has a passion for connecting agriculture, food, nutrition and health to elevate sustainable nutrition as relevant, meaningful and actionable. She leads thought leadership and education efforts on the benefit of dairy to health and sustainable food systems across the lifespan.
Prior to joining NDC, she served as the chief global nutrition strategy officer and national education director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. In these roles, she led the planning for a new vision and strategic direction for the profession, as it reached its centennial in 2017. Brown was also responsible for the foundation’s Future of Food and Kids Eat Right public education and community-based nutrition research initiatives.
Brown has been an author on numerous manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at many national and international professional conferences on topics ranging from food and nutrition security, quality nutrition education and community-based food and nutrition interventions.
Brown is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in dietetics and nutrition and a doctorate degree in Education.