Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, MS, RD
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Office: Holt 106 (T and Th)
Phone: (530) 898-4759
Assistant Director, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion
Office: 25 Main Street, Suite 101B (M, W and F)
Phone: (530) 898-4022
Stephanie Bianco-Simeral is the Assistant Director at CSU, Chico's Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and a Registered Dietitian. Her area of expertise is in program and organization management, nutrition education and food safety training.
Prior to her academic career, Stephanie worked in the foodservice industry for over 11 years. Her resume includes positions such as gardé manger, line cook, catering supervisor, café manager, and restaurant manager. Stephanie received her BS in dietetics from UC Davis and her MS in nutrition from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Her research focused on cholesterol, specifically lipoprotein particle size, and its affects on cardiovascular disease. She completed a dietetic internship through Texas A&M and became a registered dietitian in 2001.
In addition to her foodservice management and nutritional biochemistry experiences, Stephanie worked as a nutrition assistant for a local school district in Texas, as a dietitian for the Women, Children, and Infants Program in Sacramento, and as a clinical nutrition manager in Fairfield, CA.
Currently, her research interests include long term weight loss and maintenance strategies, local policy change via youth engagement efforts, small farmer food safety training, and soil, water and product testing for bacterial contamination. She has co-authored HACCP Fundamentals, a food safety text and certificate program for agricultural, school, and manufacturing industries.
Some of Stephanie's teaching endeavors include logic model design and budget planning for future grant writing and business management opportunities.