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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 - Professor


Linda Yarrow, PhD, RDN, LD, CDE, 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 (FNDH). Additionally, Linda is the Director of the Guatemala Education Abroad program for the FNDH department. She is also the Clinical RDN for Clay County Medical Center, a critical access hospital in Clay Center, Ks. Linda teaches both campus and distance courses at K-State and provides MNT to both inpatients and outpatients at Clay County Medical Center. Linda strongly believes that educational programs should be innovative and entertaining. Using games, she has presented health education in schools, community classes, state/national conferences, and college courses.  Her most recent educational endeavor was a Health & Wellness Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that she presented globally multiple times. Linda 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. Linda has been involved in general nutrition and MNT education for 33 years. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences and has been published in national peer-reviewed journals. She is the co-developer of a Wiki site dedicated to innovative nutrition education games. Linda has received the SIDLIT Innovation in Teaching Award, AND’s Innovator in Practice and Education Award, and was a national finalist for the Shirley Davis Award for Blended Learning. Linda 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.


PhD in Human Nutrition, Kansas State University, 2006
MS in Institutional Management, Kansas State University, 1985
BS in Vocational Home Economics Education, Kansas State University, 1983