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Catherine Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

Extension Associate, Nutrition Programs Manager, FCS, EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Steps to Health Programs

4101 Beryl Road, 230C


Catherine Hill is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and serves as the Nutrition Programs Manager for the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. In this role, Catherine manages the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens and conducts training in healthy food preparation in person, virtually, and by video production.

She also works with the Steps to Health (NC State’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Program) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) teams where she provides nutrition-related training and support to ensure instructors across the state have the necessary skills to lead hands-on food demonstrations that promote targeted behavior changes address through these NC State Extension programs.

Additionally, Catherine serves as an on-camera demonstrator for Homegrown in the Kitchen segments to highlight culinary nutrition topics, recipes, tips, and tricks.

A Raleigh-native, Catherine earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Nutrition from NC State University. She then completed her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at Meredith College. She has previous experience in behavior modification strategies, patient education, nutrition curriculum development, lifestyle interventions for weight management and chronic disease prevention, public health nutrition, and CDC obesity-prevention grants. She believes that nutrition is a key ingredient to an overall healthy lifestyle. In her free time, Catherine enjoys cooking, running with her beagle, and traveling with her husband.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens
  • Steps to Health (STH)
  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
  • Med Instead of Meds
  • Cook Smart, Eat Smart
  • Cooking Essentials, Ingredients for Life

Contributing Websites

Selected Publications


BS Applied Nutrition NC State University

MS Nutrition Meredith College

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Culinary Nutrition Education
  • Community Nutrition Education
  • Behavior Change
  • Food Resource Management