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Katherine Ingerson

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

PhD Student

Bolton Administration Office
Athens, GA 30602



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Dietetic Internship Nutrition Mayo Clinic College of Medicine 2004
Bachelor of Science Food Science and Human Nutrition University of Florida 2004
Bachelor of Arts General Theatre University of Florida 2004


Katherine has conducted research in the UGA Dining Commons under the direction of Dr. Janani Thapa, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, UGA College of Public Health.


Currently teaching:

  • FDNS 5800: Peer Nutrition Educator Practicum, undergraduate course

Previously taught:

  • FDNS 2500: Nutrition Outreach Internship, undergraduate course, 2015-2016
  • FDNS 5800: Peer Nutrition Educator Practicum, undergraduate course, 2005-present
  • Eating Smart Course, UGA Meal Plan, 2005-present


Dietetic Internship Preceptor, University of Georgia, 2014-current

Sport, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Member, 2009-present

The University of Georgia Obesity Initiative: Member, 2012-present

The National Association of College and University Food Services: Member, 2005-present; Education Chair Southern Region 2019

Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Member, 2005-present

Arts in Medicine, Shands Hospital, Gainseville, Florida, 2003-2004

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Member, 2000-present

Areas of Expertise

United States Olympic Committee, provided guidance for their food allergen and ingredient project: provided advisement on nutrition, food allergen, and ingredient protocols (worked with Kathryne Burks, RD, Temp Nutrition Research Assistant), 2014

Partnership for a Healthier America, provided advisement for writing guidelines for college and universities (worked with Courtney Winston, DrPH, RD, CDE, Manager, Food & Nutrition Strategic Initiatives), 2013

ServSafe Certification, Manager's Level, The National Restaurant Association, 2013

Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Commision on Dietetic Registration, 2006


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
President's Award for Outstanding Graduating Seniors Office of the President, The University of Florida 2004
Anderson Scholar The University of Florida 2000
Golf Scholarship Women's Western Golf Foundation 1998-2002
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Florida Department of Education 1998-2002
Business Women's Scholarship American Business Women's Association 1998-2000
American Legion Award for Leadership, Scholarship, and Service The American Legion 1998
Edward H. White High School Athletic Hall of Fame Edward H. White High School 1998

Current Classes

FDNS 5800: Peer Nutrition Educator Practicum

Journal Articles

Rajbhandari-Thapa J, Ingerson K, Lewis K.  Impact of trayless dining intervention on food choices of university students. Arch Public Health. 2018 Sep 24;76:61.


Ingerson, K. (June 2007). Book Review: Let’s Eat Out! Your Passport to Living Gluten & Allergy Free. College Services, National Association of College Auxiliary Services.

Ingerson, K. (August 2006). Nourishing Your Meal Plan to Better Health. National Association of College Auxiliary Services.

Undergraduate Thesis (2004): Creative Healing: Using Art and Dance in Medicine. Submitted to the University of Florida in fulfillment of requirements for a BA in General Theatre.

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