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SAN ANTONIO REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST LINDA T. FARR BECOMES 2019-2020 PRESIDENT-ELECT OF ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
CHICAGO – Registered dietitian nutritionist Linda T. Farr began her one-year term on June 1 as the 2019-2020 President-elect of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Farr, of San Antonio, Texas, will serve as the Academy’s president-elect during 2020-2021.
Farr is the owner of Nutrition Associates of San Antonio (doing business as Nutritious Table), which she founded in 1995. As an entrepreneur and certified specialist in obesity and weight management, Farr provides personalized medical nutrition therapy to teens and adults, media interviews and public speaking.
A former clinical dietitian and hospital foodservice director, Farr has more than 35 years of experience in medical, surgical, mental health, physical rehabilitation and private practice settings. She is a Medicare and insurance provider and a preceptor for several dietetic internships, focusing on reimbursement and business practices.
She was named a 2005 San Antonio Healthcare Hero by the San Antonio Business Journal. Farr was appointed to the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council and a volunteer for the city’s Por Vida!healthy restaurant initiative.
Farr was instrumental in developing nutrition guidelines for diabetes-friendly restaurant choices and healthful vending criteria that were praised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as former First Lady Michelle Obama.
In the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ House of Delegates, Farr served on the House Leadership Team and as a two-term Texas delegate. She was Speaker of the House of Delegates in 2016-2017. Farr is a Fellow of the Academy and has served on the Diversity, Quality Management, Finance and Audit, Legislative and Public Policy and Evidence-Based Practice committees. She is a founding member of the Weight Management dietetic practice group and is a member of several other DPGs and member interest groups.
Farr is a past president of the Academy’s Texas, San Antonio and Dallas affiliates and was the Texas Academy’s 2011 Distinguished Dietitian of the Year.
Farr is a graduate of Iowa State University and interned at the University of Iowa.
Representing more than 100,000 credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy at www.eatright.org.
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.