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Kathryn Hoy, PhD, RD, LDN

Extension Associate, Curriculum Development, SNAP-Ed Steps to Health

2601 Stinson Drive


Kathryn (Kate) has a PhD in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. Her doctoral work focused on implementation and evaluation of food assistance programs. She completed her undergraduate education at Indiana University with a BS in Nutrition, a BS in Management, and a BS in Entrepreneurship and achieved her RDN/LDN credential at Bowling Green State University in 2011. Kathryn worked for Cornell University and is an expert in behavioral economics interventions in the food environment. She has over 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating public health nutrition programs across the country and she has created both national and state-level nutrition curricula. Kathryn is an avid sports fan and is a former competitive cyclist who is slowly getting back into endurance athletics after having her two children. She loves to spend time outside with her family, exploring new parks, playing video games, reading all genres, eating good food, and 1950’s fashion.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
  • SNAP-Ed Steps to Health program
  • Farm to School

Contributing Websites


BS Dietetics Indiana University

BS Management Indiana University

BS Entrepreneurship Indiana University

MFN Food and Nutrition Bowling Green State University

PhD Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior University of South Carolina

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition Education
  • Implementation & Evaluation
  • Nutrition Assistance Programs