Where am I?

Mary Beth Ohlms, MEd, RD, LD

Assistant Professor, Department Chair – Family and Consumer Sciences
Director, campF.R.E.S.H.®


  • B.S. Home Economics, 1979-University of Missouri-Columbia
  • MEd, 2004-University of Missouri-St. Louis

Professional Certification:

  • Registered and Licensed (MO) Dietitian
  • ServSafe®-Certified, National Restaurant Association, Proctor

Scholarly Interest/Area of Expertise:

  • Food Systems Management
  • Food Safety
  • Cultural Foods

I also have a strong interest in sustainability, not only in food operations, but also within the family and community.

Conference Presentations:

  • Houston, C.A., & Ohlms, M.B. (June 2012). The FCS Body of Knowledge comes alive through campF.R.E.S.H.® Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, Indianapolis, IN.

Professional Memberships:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-St. Louis, 1979-present
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Educators Committee, 2009-present
  • Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1979-present
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1979-present
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2008-present
  • Foodservice Systems Management Education Council, 2009-present
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011-present
  • Food and Culinary Professionals 2011-present
  • St. Louis Culinary Society 2012-present
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, April 2013-present

Contact Information:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Email: mbohlms@fontbonne.edu
Phone: 314.719.8083
Office: 114 Anheuser Busch Hall