Kathryn (Katie) McGirr is currently a Research Associate III with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at Colorado State University. Katie is primarily responsible for staff training, curriculum development, and is the liaison to Human Resources, Risk Management, and the Office of Equal Opportunity for Colorado EFNEP staff.

Katie has worked with EFNEP at Colorado State University since 2006.  Her master’s research project was to assess which EFNEP curricula were being edited/created due to the release of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  This research project led to the development of Eating Smart • Being ActiveEating Smart • Being Active is the most widely used curriculum among EFNEP programs and has been purchased by more than 40 US states and territories.

Katie received a BA in kinesiology at the University of Colorado Boulder and an MS in food science and human nutrition from Colorado State University.