"Let us put our minds together...
...and see what life we will make
...for our children." -Totanka Iyotake

NutriBee National Nutrition Competition

A national non-profit community based intervention


The NutriBee mission is to engage and incentivize our nation’s children in nutrition’s relation to good health in a fun, motivational, and competitive venue. Effective public health interventions engage not only students, but also their families, their communities and the nation. With a grant from the MetLife Foundation, NutriBee is being studied at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the largest school of public health in the world, as the first pilot-study program of its kind developed as a public health intervention. These studies evaluate how effectively NutriBee health messages engage our nation’s children and their families, especially in high risk communities.

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Our Team

Ingrid Kohlstadt, M.D., M.P.H. is a physician graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and she currently serves on the faculty of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Human Nutrition. Board certified in preventive medicine, Dr. Kohlstadt earned a Masters Degree in Public Health (Epidemiology), with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and completed a two year appointment to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Office of the Commissioner, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics.

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NutriBee accepts donations in five ways: 1. Credit card donations through GiveDirect, a credit card processing service for charities. All charities using GiveDirect are members of a federation called Independent Charities of America. 2. Credit card donations through NutriBee’s secure PayPal account 3. Personal/Corporate check 4. Workplace giving including the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 5. In-kind contributions

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We’re excited to announce Dr. Kohlstadt’s latest publication in JACN: Click here to dowload full text publication OBJECTIVE: NutriBee was the first clinical nutrition intervention designed to bring the Institute of Medicine recommendations for 20 hours of experiential nutrition-themed learning to grades 4-7 into club and camp settings. We piloted NutriBee to assess acceptability and impact among […]

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Bee Quest Nutrition Journal Publication

Research Youth peers put the “invent” into NutriBee’s online intervention Ingrid C Kohlstadt1*, Elizabeth T Anderson Steeves12, Kerry Rice3, Joel Gittelsohn1, Liane M Summerfield4 and Preety Gadhoke5 *Corresponding author: Ingrid C Kohlstadt ikohlst2@jhu.edu Author Affiliations 1Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 198 Prince George St., Annapolis, Baltimore 21401, MD, USA […]


Baltimore’s Refugee Youth Project: “Chemosensory Art”

High school age Bee Quest 2015 participants working with the Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project completed “Chemosenory Art,” now availble to be viewed online. Neiman Marcus Group “Heart of Giving” Foundation funded the art project proposal submitted to NutriBee by six Baltimore high school students comprised of refugees from Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of […]

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NutriBee’s Bee Quest Manuscript Published in Nutrition Journal

We are excited to announce that this week Nutrition Journal published “Youth peers put the ‘invent’ into NutriBee’s online intervention.” Nutrition Journal considers manuscripts within the field of human nutrition. The journal aims to encourage scientists and physicians of all fields to publish results that challenge current models, tenets or dogmas. The journal invites scientists and […]

Workers load food onto an American B17 bomber during Operation Chowhound which involved dropping essential food supplies from bombers to the starving Dutch people at the end of WWII.

TIME Magazine: How a WWII Event Highlights NutriBee

Empowering adolescents to make nourishing choices benefits them and the generation to follow.  Some of the most important science to support this statement comes from research following a WWII-caused famine and an Allied Forces operation to end the famine. This article underscores the importance of preventive nutrition initiatives for early adolescence. See the full article […]


TIME Magazine Online Features NutriBee

Check out Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt’s just published article in TIME Magazine online at: →Coming to Our Senses on Education and Nutrition (click on the above link to read the TIME.com article)  

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Diversity can be delicious

Diversity can be delicious.  That’s what we say at NutriBee, and so does the U.S. Postal Service. Look for the newly released book of stamps entitled Celebrity Chefs.                         National Geographic is celebrating the world’s table, too, in their 2014 magazine series and the […]


American College of Preventive Medicine Newsletter recognizes Bee Quest

As the leader for the specialty of Preventive Medicine and physicians dedicated to prevention, ACPM improves the health of individuals and populations through evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention, and systems-based approaches to improving health and health care. In the October 2014 issue of ACPM Newsletter for members, Bee Quest is recognized as a key element […]


Growing NutriBee together: How you can help support us

NutriBee is calling all friends and supporters who share our commitment to help youth achieve vitality through nutrition. Please read about our 100/100/100 Leadership Circle. Dear Colleagues and Friends, “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” -Lakota leader Tatanka Iyotanka known as Sitting Bull Thank you […]

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Baltimore Sun Article: High school leaders create buzz in Baltimore

Karen Nitkin is a freelance writer and editor for the Baltimore Sun, where she illuminated the initiative and talent of NutriBee’s Bee Quest winners. Thank you Maryland high school students Sydney Miller, Cameron Moye, Jillian Parisi and Mary Koger for continuing to create buzz about healthful nutrition! Enjoy reading the Baltimore Sun article about NutriBee’s […]