Tracy Bates, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND
Tracey Bates, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND is a School Nutrition Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In this role, she coordinates nutrition communications, develops educational resources, supports healthy school environments, and provides professional development for School Nutrition personnel, educators and others working with school-age children and their families. Bates is currently co-chair for the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina and serves on the advisory committee for FoodCorps NC and the Whole Child NC interagency committee. In addition, she serves on the steering committee and is a past chair for NC Action for Healthy Kids. Bates is a former House of Delegates Director and Board of Directors member for the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A Fellow of the Academy as well as a former delegate and past president for the NC Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bates received the Recognized Young Dietitian and Member of the Year awards. Previously, Bates was coordinator for the Nutrition Education and Training Program with the North Carolina Division of Public Health; a project coordinator for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Managing Overweight/Obesity for Veterans Everywhere (MOVE!) program; and the health promotion nutritionist/nutrition communications coordinator with the Durham County Health Department. The MOVE! program, for which Bates served on the development team, was recognized with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Presidents’ Circle Nutrition Education Award. She received the NC School Health Nutrition Network’s Outstanding Service Award and the Department of Public Instruction Friend of Child Nutrition Award.
Sunday, October 21
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM