Elect Linda T. Farr
I’m dedicated to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, our members and profession.
I believe that together we have the power to create an organization that will bravely take you into the next decade of your practice in food and nutrition.
“Bold Leadership for Progress”
A message from Linda ...
My name is Linda Farr and I am asking for your vote and support as Academy President-Elect.
A Message from the Candidate ...
Welcome Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Colleagues and Friends!
It’s an honor to be a candidate for your Academy President-elect at this important time in our second century! I hope you will support leaders that inspire and motivate you to think and act boldly so that we can tackle challenges, be change makers and take actions that produce tangible outcomes that will impact our future!
I believe that I am this type of leader and hope you will see that I have the enthusiasm, skills, drive and optimism to fulfill this important role. I invite you to check out my background information, position statement and vision for YOU and your future in dietetics and nutrition!
I look forward to connecting with you during this election process and in upcoming actions that will lead the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics into the next decade of the 21st century.
Who is Linda T. Farr?
Learn why I chose dietetics and how it has shaped my career and how the Academy’s support of me as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist was key for the maintenance of my professional skills and evidence based practice.
Past Academy Presidents and Colleagues
Linda Farr has the Board of Directors experience, leadership skills and servant leadership abilities necessary to be the kind Academy president we need in the 2020s. She is respectful, hard working and able to make tough decisions. She has exhibited broad communication skills as evidenced by her varied discussions with Academy members and the House of Delegates, her Board of Directors interactions, her public policy advocacy experiences and her community nutrition outreach in San Antonio. She is known to be a people person who values diversity and inclusivity and builds bridges to create paths forward. I have served with Linda in the House of Delegates and on the Board of Directors. She is very interested in the advancement of the profession. She will be a great asset as the next leader of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Sincerely, Evelyn F. Crayton, EdD, RDN, LDN, FAND | Professor Emeritus, Auburn University
President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2015-2016
Linda is an outstanding individual with so much passion in all that she does! She has helped contribute to the successful outcomes of many health initiatives. If selected, I have the utmost confidence that Linda will help to advance the Academy’s goals, and most importantly, to help all individuals that are impacted by her efforts. I could not recommend her more highly for this opportunity and have the utmost confidence that Linda serving as our President-elect will be nothing less than a continuation of her stellar work and leadership.
Caroline Blanco, MS, RDN, LDN
Linda Farr is a dedicated dietitian with a long history of leadership and service. She lives our values every day sharing the science behind good nutrition and working with her patients to help them embrace healthy habits that will last a lifetime. The time she has volunteered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is impressive. She’s served as a leader, a mentor and a changemaker. Her commitment to her profession and to her peers is truly commendable. I hope to one day give as much of myself as Linda has to our profession and to the Academy. An already stand-out leader there simply isn’t anyone more fit to serve as the next president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Thank you Linda for all that you do!
Katie McKee, MCN, RDN, LD
Linda Farr brings a long-standing commitment, passion, and unbounded energy to the field of nutrition and dietetics. Her bold vision and forward thinking are exactly what the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics needs as we continue to look towards a brighter future for our profession.
Ian Gomez, Texas State University Dietetic Intern
Bold leadership, a creative champion, an informed voice, a team-player, and an effective listener who is solutions-focused with an eye on change – this is the Linda T. Farr, RDN I know. As colleagues in the House of Delegates and serving on the Academy Board of Directors together, I know Linda well and thus strongly support her nomination and believe she is an excellent choice for President-elect of our association. Linda T. Farr has the internal expertise needed to be an effective Academy President-elect through her work in the House of Delegates and by serving on the Board of Directors. And, Linda will bring her external entrepreneur expertise, creativity, and strong leadership skills to help lead us through the many challenges and changes facing our profession in this Second Century. Please join me in casting your vote for Linda T. Farr, RDN, CSOWM, LD, FAND for the 2019 President-elect, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
~Dr. Glenna McCollum, DM MPH RDN FAND
Past-President, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2013-2014
Linda Thoennes Farr has well-rounded professional and volunteer experiences that make her an excellent candidate for President-elect of the Academy. She started as a hospital clinical dietitian and was a hospital food service/department director (medical/surgical, physical rehabilitation and mental health) for 16 years and has been the owner of “Nutrition Associates of San Antonio” for the last 24 years (excellent business and marketing shills including social media). She has been a preceptor for dietetic interns as well as for nutrition and physician assistant students for over 30 years. Her Academy volunteer efforts at the district, state and national level as well as her San Antonio public health and community nutrition volunteerism have resulted in well-honed leadership and advocacy skills. These skills as well as her thoughtfulness, compassion and competence would serve her well as President of the Academy. I whole-heartedly endorse Linda for President-elect.
~ Sonja L. Connor, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014-15
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