Staff Biographies

Linda Roberts MS RD

color webLinda Roberts, a registered licensed dietitian, has worked in nutrition and food service operations for over 25 years. Ms Roberts career includes food service management in a metropolitan hospital, clinical dietitian, behaviorist, and independent contractor. Realizing a lifelong dream of business ownership Ms Roberts incorporated Linda Roberts and Associates in 1996. LRA has grown into a nationally recognized dietitian consulting firm contributing to the nutrition care of thousands of elders.

Upon incorporation a potential client asked, “How are you going to keep-­‐ up with regulatory changes and trends?” Her response, become active in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics practice group, Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DHCC). She served as Chair 2008-­‐09, currently serves as DHCC liaison to Pioneer Network, and was named the Academy’s representative to the prestigious Pioneer Network Food and Dining Clinical Standards Task Force.

Advancing the profession of dietetics in long-­‐term living sparked a passion for writing and presenting information to other practitioners. Ms Roberts was lead author of the Standards of Practice/Standards of Professional Performance for the Registered Dietitian in the Extended Care Setting, content advisor to the the Academy’s Position Paper: Individualized Nutrition Approaches for Older Adults in Health Care Communities, reviewer for the Academy’s Position Paper: Food and Water Safety, and reviewer of American Medical Directors Association Altered Nutrition Status in the Long-­‐term Care Setting Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Ms Roberts is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition.