Stokes, Nathan

Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science

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S-235  ESC
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-6676

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Nathan Stokes is from Blackfoot Idaho. He served a mission in the Texas San Antonio Mission Spanish speaking. In 2008 he married his sweetheart in the Rexburg Idaho Temple. They now have 4 wonderful children. He loves cooking, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Prior to starting at BYU he taught for 2 1/2 years at Eastern Kentucky University.
 Teaching Interests
Foodservice Production and Management; Culinary Arts; Financial Management in Dietetics
 Research Interests
Foodservice Management; Child Nutrition Programs
  • Hospitality Managment, , Iowa State University, 2014
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, , Texas Tech University, 2010
  • Applied Management, , Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2008
  • Culinary Arts, , Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2006

Academic - Post-Secondary
  • Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University, 2014-2016
  • Graduate Assisstant, Iowa State University, 2011-2013
  • Graduate Assistant, Texas Tech University, 2009-2010

  • Chef and Manager, Elk Creek Ranch, 2006-2009

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2017-Present
  • School Nutrition Association, 2017-Present
  • Foodservice Systems Management Educators Council, 2012-Present
 Honors and Awards
  • Iowa State University : Graduate College Research Excellence Award
  • Iowa State University : Graduate College Teacing Excellence Award
  • Brigham Young University Idaho : Newell K. Whitney Business Awsard
 Courses Taught

Spring 2018
  • NDFS 698R: Master's Project Section 005
Winter 2018
  • NDFS 237: Intro to Culinary Arts Section 001
  • NDFS 445: Foodservice Systems Section 001
Fall 2017
  • NDFS 237: Intro to Culinary Arts Section 001
Spring 2017
  • NDFS 390R: Spec Topics in FSN Section 001

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Stokes NM, Arendt S. 2017. School foodservice employees’ beliefs about local produce use at work and home. Journal of Foodservice Business Research.  doi:10.1080/15378020.2017.1399779

Kang S, Arendt SW, Stokes NM. 2016. Differences in Farm to School activities based on management type and length of Farm to School Program. Journal of Child Nutrition and Management. 40(2). <website>


Stokes NM, Patten EK, Weight R. The customer experience at a dietetics student operated restaurant. Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Chicago Illinois. 2017 .

Bingham A, Cox A, Stokes NM, Spruance LA. School nutrition staff’s perceptions of ability and knowledge to process and promote local produce. Foodservice Systems Management Education Council Conference. Las Vegas Nevada. 2017 .

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