American Dairy Association Mideast for Ohio

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Karen Bakies, RD, LD, FAND

Karen Bakies is a registered and licensed dietitian with the American Dairy Association Mideast, the local affiliate for the National Dairy Council.

As the vice president of nutrition affairs, she oversees medical outreach programs and acts as a resource for health professionals, consumer leaders, media and the dairy industry in Ohio.

Karen is a former president and delegate of the Ohio Dietetic Association and a past chair for Nutrition Education for the Public, Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. She has been acknowledged by the Ohio Dietetic Association with the "Member Merit Award" and the "Presidents Award." Karen is also involved with several state coalitions focused on addressing childhood obesity including Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound.

Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and completed a post-graduate internship at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has extensive experience in the areas of clinical practice, community nutrition, nutrition education and academia.

Karen can be contacted at



2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 260
Columbus, OH 43231