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Northwest Missouri State University

Karen From

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307B Administration Building



Joined Northwest in 2009


Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)


  • M.S. Foods and Nutrition; Kansas State University
  • Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Kansas State University
  • Registered Dietitian, RD
  • B.S. Home Economics (Consumer and Related Business); Northwest Missouri State University

Courses Taught

  • 15-230 Food Science
  • 15-232 Food Service Management
  • 15-332 Quantity Food Preparation
  • 15-333 Quantity Food Preparation Lab
  • 15-334 Community Nutrition
  • 15-338 Practicum in Food and Nutrition
  • 15-431 Macronutrients
  • 15-432 Micronutrients
  • 15-434 Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • 15-436 Medical Nutrition Counseling
  • 15-430 Advanced Food Service Management (will be taught one last time spring 2013 due to phasing out of Food Service Management major)
  • 15-439 Field Experience in Food Service Management (will be phased out as remaining Food Service Management majors complete degree requirements)

Academic Interests

  • Nutrition (digestion, metabolism, absorption, disease process)
  • Physical activity, overall health, behavior and its impact on food choices

Scholarly Activity

  • Completed and approved five year reaccreditation of the Didactic Program in Dietetics for Northwest Missouri State University, January 2010, reaccredited through 2015

Student Group Advisement

  • Northwest Student Dietetics Association

Other Professional Experience

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, active member (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association)
  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition, active member
  • Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Dietetic Practice Group


  • Volunteer RD for Nodaway County Head Start Program


  • Focusing on the positive
  • Staying physically active
  • Eating right
  • Practicing what I teach
  • Running
  • Weight training
  • Hiking
  • Gardening
  • Baking
  • Family, friends and living and loving life