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Meet The Food Safety Team

Catherine Strohbehn - PhD, RD, CP-FS

& Jeannie Sneed - PhD, RD

Meet Our Food Safety Team


Dr. Jeannie Sneed,
Ph.D., RD.

Dr. Sneed is a food safety consultant, retired from Kansas State University as professor and head of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics and research professor in the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Sneed served as a food safety specialist for USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. She has received over $2.5 million for research and education projects to improve food safety in retail settings. NSF International awarded her the Lifetime Achievement Award for Food Safety Education and Research in 2007.

Dr. Sneed holds a Ph.D. in foodservice management with a minor in organizational behavior from The Ohio State University.


Dr. Catherine Strohbehn,         Ph.D., RD.

Dr. Strohbehn has been an educator and researcher in the areas of foodservice management and food safety since 1986. She is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a registered ServSafe® instructor, and a Lead Trainer for the Produce Safety Rule as certified by the Produce Safety Alliance. She is professor emeritus in hospitality management and retired extension specialist from Iowa State University, where she oversaw the Food Safety Project website and was involved with many research and education projects resulting in outreach resources for retail food operations.

These educational resources address topics such as general food safety, buying local produce and produce safety, and management of school nutrition operations. In 2010, she was recognized by NSF International with the Educator Award in 2010. She holds a PhD from Iowa State University.

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