Karen Giles-Smith

Karen  Giles-Smith, MS, RDN
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Health Promotion
  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Meet Karen

Karen joined the Health Promotion staff as a nutritionist in 2018. In her role, she offers nutrition counseling to MSU students and supervises the MSU Peer Body Project, a program designed for undergraduate women to improve body image and challenge cultural standards of beauty. She also serves as a facilitator of MSU’s Nutrition Coalition, an alliance of MSU nutrition professionals that coordinates nutrition information, resources and services to best meet students’ nutrition needs. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians.


  • Case Western Reserve University, M.S., Human Nutrition 
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland, Dietetic Internship 
  • Marygrove College, B.S., Food Science & Nutrition 

Professional Interests include:

  • Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders
  • Body Image Issues
  • Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Eating Competence
  • Mindful Eating
  • Self-Compassion