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Yarrow, Linda
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Kansas State University
206 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506

Program involvement
Dietetics - Instructor

Biography

Linda Yarrow is an instructor at Kansas State University teaching upper level medical nutrition therapy courses and graduate courses in the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health. Additionally, Yarrow is the director of the Guatemala Education Abroad program for that department. Yarrow teaches both campus and distance courses at Kansas State University. 

She is also the Clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Clay County Medical Center, a critical access hospital in Clay Center, Kan.  She provides medical nutrition therapy to both inpatients and outpatients at Clay County Medical Center.  Yarrow is a Licensed Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Yarrow strongly believes that educational programs should be innovative and entertaining. Using games, she has presented health education in schools, community classes, state and national conferences and college courses.  Her most recent educational endeavor was a health and wellness massive open online course that she has presented globally multiple times. She believes in actively engaging the learner using a variety of educational techniques. Her teaching style is based on the premise that interactive lessons are the most effective for learner retention and positive behavior change. Yarrow has been involved in general nutrition and medical nutrition therapy education for 33 years. She has a doctorate in human nutrition from KSU.

A presenter at numerous state and national conferences, Yarrow has also been published in national peer-reviewed journals. She is the co-developer of a wiki site dedicated to innovative nutrition education games. She has received the Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Innovation in Teaching Award, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association) Innovator in Practice and Education Award and was a national finalist for the National University Technology Network Shirley Davis Award for Excellence in Blended Learning.

Yarrow enjoys time with her family and books. She is an avid power walker who participates in half marathons with absolutely no intention of ever competing in a full marathon. She also reminds herself to never say never.

Education

Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, Kansas State University, 2006
M.S. in Institutional Management, Kansas State University, 1985
B.S. in Vocational Home Economics Education, Kansas State University, 1983