Kate Gardner Burt, PhD, RD is an assistant professor at Lehman College and a registered dietitian and culinary nutritionist. Her passion is improving the food environment through locally sourced food, sustainable agriculture, and education for empowerment. In addition to teaching, Kate's research focuses on how to establish gardens successfully so that they become integrated and sustained in schools. Her first cookbook, The New Diabetes Cookbook: 100 Mouthwatering, Seasonal, Whole-Food Recipes, was published by Barnes and Noble in 2015 and provides seasonal recipes using whole, unprocessed ingredients with minimal added sugar. Kate received her BS in film and television from Boston University and her MS in exercise physiology and nutrition, RD, and PhD in food and nutrition policy from Teachers College, Columbia University.