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Ashley Colpaart received a BS from Texas State  University in Nutrition and Foods. She went on to obtain her Registered Dietitian Certification through an internship at Texas State. She currently is working as the Nutrition Services Coordinator at Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM).

Her main project is the Meals for Kids program that provides nutrient dense meals and nutrition education to at risk children in East and South Austin. Ms. Colpaart also works on the Worksite Wellness program for MOWAM where she teaches monthly nutrition lessons to fellow employees and initiates employee wellness programs. She has also trained numerous childcare facility owners on nutrition and policy for establishments to follow.

Ashley previously worked on a federal grant program entitled “A Tu Salad” which provided exercise, nutrition education, and counseling to overweight Hispanic women in San Marcos, Texas.

At Texas State University, she taught Food Science and was the Historian of the Student Nutrition Organization.

Ashley is currently a member of the American Dietetic Association, Texas Dietetic Association, and sits on a Nutrition Action Committee for STEPS to a Healthier Austin. Her main focuses are community and child nutrition, policy and advocacy, education, whole foods and holistic health.