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Nikki Johnson joined the Health and Nutrition team in January 2016 as an area community health and nutrition specialist.‚Äč In this joint position between Minnesota and North Dakota, Nikki serves eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota in the Red River Valley, and focuses on chronic disease prevention and policy, systems, and environmental changes that promote improved health outcomes. Nikki has served as the Youth Nutrition Agent in Cass County, ND, since 2012. Prior to her work in North Dakota, Nikki was a community nutrition educator for the University of Minnesota Extension in Clay, Becker, and Ottertail counties.

Nikki has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from North Dakota State University, Fargo, and a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion Management from Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha.