Katie Painter, MS, was born and raised in Centennial, Colorado. She attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) where she earned her bachelors in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science in 2014. Katie graduated in May, 2016 with a Master’s degree in Community Nutrition and Health Promotion and a certificate in Transdisciplinary Childhood Obesity Prevention, also from UNL. She is now a dietetic intern at the Tri-County Health Department in Greenwood Village, Colorado working toward credentials as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
Katie’s interest for nutrition started when she was young and grew tremendously while in school. She held two graduate assistantships in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences working directly with Nebraska Extension and SNAP-Ed. Katie has volunteered with Action for Healthy Kids, participated in community gardens and was an intern for Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. Through these experiences, she saw how important nutrition is throughout the lifespan, especially as a child, which has led to her love of working in Pediatrics.
Katie is also a group fitness instructor and in her free time enjoys playing tennis, skiing, hiking and traveling with family and friends.