June 1, 2016
SAN ANTONIO – Registered dietitian nutritionist Linda T. Farr RDN, LD, FAND, owner of Nutrition Associates of San Antonio, begins her one-year term on June 1 as the 2016-2017 Speaker of the House of Delegates for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
An Academy leader for many years, Farr served for three years on the Academy’s Board of Directors and nine years in the House of Delegates as a two-term Texas Academy Delegate and a member of House Leadership Team. She also participates in Texas and national public policy advocacy for nutrition and public health issues.
Farr said that her priorities are to enhance member communications and to advance the role of food and nutrition professionals for all populations. “The House of Delegates, as the voice of members, governs the profession, develops leaders and plans for mega issue trends that will influence our profession and the food, nutrition and health environment,” Farr said. “I am proud to lead our delegates as we prepare for the Academy’s Second Century in 2017 and our important role as key leaders in population health, education, research and healthcare.”
Farr is a past president of the Texas Academy and San Antonio and Dallas districts, the Texas Academy’s 2011 Distinguished Dietitian of the Year, and was named a 2005 Healthcare Hero by the San Antonio Business Journal. She is an appointee to the Mayor’s Fitness Council and a volunteer for San Antonio’s Por Vida! Healthy Restaurant Initiative, where she was instrumental in the development of nutritional guidelines for diabetes-friendly restaurant choices and healthy vending criteria.
Farr established Nutrition Associates of San Antonio in 1995, to provide personalized medical nutrition therapy to teens and adults. She is a referral source for over three hundred MDs in the San Antonio area and a dietetic internship preceptor. As a professional speaker, Farr speaks to a variety of organizations around the country and also provides media interviews, wellness classes and recipe nutrition analysis.
Farr is a graduate of Iowa State University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Iowa-College of Medicine.