Natalie B. Allen



Department

Biomedical Sciences
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Biography

Registered dietitian Natalie Allen shares responsibilities between the Biomedical Studies and Athletic departments at Missouri State University. She instructs senior-level classes in the dietetics program and is the team dietitian for all Missouri State athletes. 

She has a background in sports nutrition—having worked with athletes of all abilities, from high school football teams to professionals—and experience in clinical and community dietetics. Allen worked as a curriculum writer and educator for St. Louis schools, became the face and voice of dietetics in the media and was a clinical dietitian at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine. She wrote the curriculum for “Fun”tastic Nutrition and SNEAKERS published throughout elementary, middle and high schools in Missouri to teach nutrition to children.

Allen has held speaking engagements at numerous national conferences; she enjoys public speaking and making nutrition practical and applicable. A Springfield native and proud alumna of the university, Allen attends Bears games, run 5Ks with her family and experiments in the kitchen.


Details

Education

  • M.S. in Education, 1998, University of Missouri
  • Dietetic Internship, 1996, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • B.S. in Dietetics, 1995, Missouri State University

Teaching

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Lab

Research and professional interests

  • Sports nutrition:
    - has worked with athletes of all abilities, from high school football teams to professionals  
  • Clinical and community dietetics:
    - worked as a curriculum writer and educator for St. Louis schools
    - wrote the curriculum for “Fun”tastic Nutrition and SNEAKERS published throughout elementary, middle and high schools in Missouri to teach nutrition to children
    - served as the face and voice of dietetics in the media
    - worked as a clinical dietitian at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine

Awards and honors

  • Young Dietitian of The Year for St. Louis Dietetic Association
  • Emerging Dietetic Leader for St. Louis Dietetic Association

Additional resources


Areas of Expertise

Nutrition and dietetics Health and wellness

Media Appearances

Why Am I Always Thirsty?
Woman's Day
10/22/2018

RD Natalie Allen offers a few reasons why.


Why Am I Always Hungry?
Woman's Day
10/19/2018

RD Natalie Allen shares a reason why.


12 Reasons Why You're Suddenly So Bloated
Women's Health
09/20/2018

RD Natalie Allen explains some reasons why.


9 Easy Ways to Cut Calories and Lose Weight
Insider
06/15/2018

RD Natalie Allen offers a tip to cut calories.


Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Pre- and Post-Workout Supplements
BRIT & CO
05/13/2018

RD Natalie Allen sheds light on pre- and post-workout supplements.


9 Reasons Citrus Is Crucial For Your Child’s Health
Fatherly
04/11/2018

RD Natalie Allen highlights some benefits.


Is the Mayo Clinic Diet Effective for Weight Loss and Other Health Improvements?
Everyday Health
12/28/2017

RD Natalie Allen weighs in on the Mayo Clinic Diet.


Videos

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