Natalie B. Allen


Biomedical Sciences

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MS, 1998, in Education from University of Missouri
  • 1996, Dietetic Internship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • BS, 1995, in Dietetics from Missouri State


  • Sports Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Lab

Research and professional interests

  • Shares responsibilities between the BMS and Athletic Departments at Missouri State. Instructs senior-level classes in the dietetics program and is the team dietitian for all Missouri State athletes.  
  • Background in sports nutrition, having worked with athletes of all abilities, from high school football teams to professionals  
  • Experience in clinical and community dietetics:
    - Worked as a curriculum writer and educator for St. Louis schools
    - 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
    - Wrote the curriculum for “Fun”tastic Nutrition and SNEAKERS published throughout elementary, middle and high schools in Missouri to teach nutrition to children. 
  • Held numerous 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, attends Bears games, run 5Ks with her family and experiment in the kitchen.

Awards and honors

  • Recognized Young Dietitian of The Year for St. Louis Dietetic Association
  • Emerging Dietetic Leader for St. Louis Dietetic Association