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Central Sierra

Katie (Cathryn) R. Johnson

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Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
UCCE Calaveras County
423 E. Saint Charles St. Building K
USPS goes to 891 Mountain Ranch Rd
San Andreas, CA 95249
209-754-6476
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Also in:
Calaveras County
Tuolumne County
Amador County
El Dorado County

Biography

As NFCS Advisor, Katie Johnson supports the CalFresh program and the Master Food Preservers program in the Central Sierra counties of El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne. A long time resident of the Sierra foothills, Katie is passionate about developing an integrated approach to fighting chronic disease and improving nutrition in the region. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and went on to receive her Masters of Public Health from UC Berkeley with a concentration in Public Health Nutrition.

Katie has experience implementing policy, systems, and environmental change strategies, developing strategic communications, providing direct nutrition education, coordinating community-engaged research, and producing fruits and vegetables for local markets. In the past she has worked as a Health Educator on a county SNAP-Ed/NEOP (Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention) program, as Regional Breastfeeding Liaison for a county WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) program, as a research coordinator and communication consultant at UC Merced on the CDC-funded PICH (Partnerships to Improve Community Health) project, and as a manger on small farms in Northern California and New Mexico. Katie is also an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consult), and has spent time counseling breastfeeding families.

Specialty

Policy, Systems & Environmental Change Strategies; Breastfeeding Support; Strategic Communication; Program Planning & Evaluation

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