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MonicaFowler

BIO
  • Responsible for the nutritional aspects of all 22 athletic teams at UK, which includes nutritional counseling and assessments, meal planning and maintaining nutritional supplements
  • Prior to working with the development of Nutrition Department at UK, she served as a clinical dietitian from 2010-12 for RD Associates of Kentucky
  • In 2009, Fowler developed a color coding program called “Connect the Dots” which helps local elementary students chose balanced, nutritious meals. This system has now been implemented in every elementary school in Fayette County
  • The “Dots” program which consists of dairy/milk (blue), breads/grains (orange), meat/protein alternative (purple), vegetables (green) and fruits (red), relies on the USDA’s MyPlate model, which color-codes the food groups and illustrates proper portion sizes
  • Students continue to have the freedom to make their own selections; the “offer vs. serve” provision in Fayette County Public Schools allows young customers to choose a helping from three, four or all five food groups
  • Volunteered numerous hours to the Lexington community since arriving in 1980
  • Earned her bachelor’s degree in dietetics in 2010 and a master’s degree in hospitality and dietetics administration from UK in 2012
  • Became a certified specialist in sports dietetics in 2013
  • Member of several professional organizations, including Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition and School Nutrition Association
  • She and her husband, Shane, have two children, a son Satchel and a daughter, Rebecca
  • Originally from Leitchfield, Ky.
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