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Stacy Bates, Program Manager MS, RD, LD, CDE

Stacy Bates
Registered Dietitian Programs Manager

Stacy Bates is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with over 7 years of experience in nutrition communications and education. A dynamic presenter with a diverse background in adult education, clinical dietetics, and nutrition marketing, Stacy brings a broad range of professional experiences to enhance her nutrition and communication skills.

As previous owner of Gruene Nutrition LLC, Stacy offers a background with strong skills and experience in medical nutrition therapy implementation and direct to patient education. Stacy has served as a food & fitness blogger, healthy cooking coach, and spokesperson, offering ways to quickly and confidently help individuals and families improve their healthy lifestyles. Sharing science-based nutrition tips in an approachable, easy-to-digest, manner. Stacy has also worked with food companies as an ambassador, spokesperson, and leader in health innovations. Stacy demonstrates with passion how food can enhance health and well-being.

Prior to her work as a consultant, Stacy utilized her expertise in nutrition and background in agriculture to communicate with nutrition and health professionals, consumers, culinary and foodservice professionals and beef producers as the Nutrition Manager for the Texas Beef Council. She delivered known beef science research to the health community educating them about the benefits of beef in a healthy diet.

Before becoming a dietitian, Stacy gained valuable experience in food science and marketing through both industry and education. Stacy is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is an active member of the Academy's Practice Groups on Healthy Aging, Pediatric Nutrition, Diabetes Care and Education, and Women's Health.

Stacy received her bachelors in Nutrition Science from Texas A&M University and completed her master's degree in Human Sciences with a minor in Adult Education from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. Stacy currently resides in New Braunfels, TX with her husband, Colin, and two sons, Luke & Clay.