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nutrition and food service executive

Karen Lieberman-Nissen, American nutrition and food service executive. Registered dietitian, Indiana. Statler Foundation scholar, l982-84.


Lieberman-Nissen, Karen was born on March 1, 1950 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Sidney and Shirley Phyllis (Greff) Lieberman.


Bachelor, New York University, 1973. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1986.


Member Family Food Service Operation, Long Island, New York, 1966-1974. Senior compliance officer New York City Mayor' General’ s Office for Contract Compliance, 1974-1979. Contract assistant District Council ll99, New York City, 1980-1981.

Food service laboratory technician Indiana U.-Purdue University, Indianapolis, 1982. Instructor Ivy Technology College, 1983, program chairman culinary arts Hammond, Indiana, 1984-1985. Dietetic intern St. Catherine's Hospital, East Chicago, 1986-1987.

Dietitian Children and Youth Clinic, Gary, 1988. Director restaurant, hotel and institutional management program Purdue University North Center, Westville, since 1988. Nutrition scientist, food service consultant, Gary, since 1986.

Member Commercial Food Service Advisory Board. Heinz Memorial lecturer/fellow, 1970-1971.


  • Registered dietitian, Indiana.


  • Other Work

    • Health columnist The Times, Hammond, since 1989.


Fund raising chairman Miller Little League, Gary, l985—. Board directors Temple Israel Sisterhood, Gary. Member American Dietetic Association, Institute Food Technologists, National Restaurant Association, Northwest Indiana Chefs Association (education chairman l984-86, Outstanding Assistance award l985), Northwest Indiana Hotel-Motel Association (education chairman l988—), Tau Alpha Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, bicycling, camping, reading, writing.


Married Bruce A. Nissen, April 26, 1978. Cihldren: Jared Abraham, Leif Andrew.

Sidney Lieberman

Shirley Phyllis (Greff) Lieberman

Bruce A. Nissen