Empowering children to learn about food and nutrition


Exploring food encourages children to learn through sensory experiences, hands-on activities and working together to create delicious results.

Food Explorers provides children with the knowledge to make healthy choices for themselves. By combining nutrition education with cooking and hands-on food exploration, you'll have a Food Explorer in no time!

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About Katie


I am Katie Shepherd, a Registered Dietitian and graduate of UCONN's Coordinated Program in Dietetics.



My passion for working with children and promoting healthy eating has directed my career choices. As a WIC Nutritionist and Retail Dietitian I was able to counsel families, and participate in community outreach projects.

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Food Explorers was created as a result of my enthusiasm for working with children, and teaching them the joys of healthy eating and nutrition.