Katy Bowen earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Texas A&M University. She later received a Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of the Incarnate Word where she also completed her dietetic internship.
Katy has worked with Texas Agrilife Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program where she discovered her passion for teaching nutrition to children. She then went on to work with the Social & Health Research Center studying dietary habits of school-aged children. From there she worked as the Nutrition Education/Wellness Coordinator at North East Independent School District. She implemented a breakfast cart program in several middle and high schools to encourage more students to eat a healthy breakfast every day. Katy now works as the Director of Community Outreach for Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) in San Antonio, Texas. In her current role with CHEF, Katy oversees the implementation of the CHEF Healthy Cooking Techniques program, which provides hands-on experience for children and their families.
In 2015, Katy received the Award for Outstanding Nutrition Education at Multiple Sites from the Texas Association for School Nutrition. The following year, she was named Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Katy has served on several local and state boards including the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council Community Committee, the South Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, and the South Region of the Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. She served as Director of the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and currently serves on the Advisory Board. In her spare time, Katy serves as a dietetic intern preceptor, a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Child Nutrition Management, and is a member of the Junior League of San Antonio and Pearl Rotary Club.