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Natalie Allen - Missouri State University. Springfield, MO, US

Natalie Allen

Clinical Instructor, Biomedical Sciences | Missouri State University

Springfield, MO, United-States

Natalie Allen instructs senior-level classes in the dietetics program and is the team dietitian for all Missouri State athletes.







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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, who is proud to be an alumna of the university, Allen attends Bears games, run 5Ks with her family and experiments in the kitchen.

Industry Expertise (4)

Education/Learning Health and Wellness Sport - Professional Sport - Amateur

Areas of Expertise (3)

Health Dietetics Athletics

Accomplishments (2)

Recognized Young Dietitian of The Year (professional)

St. Louis Dietetic Association

Emerging Dietetic Leader (professional)

St. Louis Dietetic Association

Education (2)

University of Missouri: MS, Education 1998

Missouri State: BS, Dietetics 1995

Media Appearances (11)

Avoid hidden calories during your Thanksgiving meal

KY3  tv


Natalie Allen shares tips for enjoying a Thanksgiving meal while keeping in mind the calories.

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I ate like Beyoncé for a week — and it was surprisingly pretty easy to do

Business Insider  online


Natalie Allen weighs in on dietary choices.

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Be Thankful: Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Feasting Guilt

KSMU  radio


Natalie Allen gives a few tips for identifying hidden high calorie items in a Thanksgiving meal.

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How to Keep Diabetes Risk at Bay

KSMU  radio


Natalie Allen helps to raise awareness of the benefits of proper nutrition for those with diabetes.

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High In Fiber: Everything You Need to Know About A High Fiber Diet

HealthWay  online


Natalie Allen explains the importance of fiber in our diet.

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Are Fermented Foods Safe To Eat During Pregnancy? Experts Weigh In

Romper  online


Natalie Allen provides her expert advice about fermented foods for pregnant women.

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7 beverages you should drink while pregnant and 7 beverages you should avoid

The List  online


Natalie Allen weighs in on what pregnant women should and shouldn't drink.

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7 foods you should be eating while pregnant and 7 foods you shouldn't

The List  online


Natalie Allen lists a couple of foods pregnant women should and shouldn't eat.

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10 refreshing superfoods you should be eating this summer

Business Insider  online


Natalie Allen offers a list of top superfoods to eat this summer.

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Caffeine: How Much Is Safe For Teens And Children?

KOLR10  tv


Natalie Allen shares her insights about the effects of caffeine on teens and kids.

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Brands use this psychological trick to make you think you're buying "healthy" foods

Mic  online


Natalie Allen provides insight about the health halo effect.

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Articles (1)

A "Fun"tastic approach to fighting obesity Public Health and the Environment


Childhood obesity continues to be a problem plaguing young Americans, as the number of obese children has doubled in the past two decades...

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