Her column, The Dietitian Magician has run for over 5 years and appears in several states.
Lynda entered the field of dietetics because she was interested in the relationship between what you eat and how you compete. Her father was a bicycle racer who didn't start exercising until he was 40 years old. He went on to complete several marathons, ridden “Ride the Rockies” and dozens of RAGBRAI (Iowa from coast to coast).
Lynda obtained her dietetics degree from Iowa State University and her Masters degree from The University of Northern Iowa. In addition, she holds the title board certified sports dietitian (CSSD) from the American Dietetic Association. Lynda has worked in hospitals in Texas and Iowa specializing in wellness, oncology (cancer) diabetes and cardiac nutrition.
Lynda has been the inspirational catalyst to help 1000s of people lead healthier, happier lives with fitter and firmer thighs.
She toured nationally with Academy Medical enlightening the audiences with her inspiring weight loss message, Scales are for Fish.
Lynda is both a competitive athlete and a soccer mom. She has biked the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, skied the Canadian Rockies, Qualified for and run the Boston marathon and endured running Pikes Peak and the Grand Canyon.
Lynda has received hundreds of awards for her athleticism in competitive running, biking, skiing, and roller blading. Now she enjoys competing in the sport of triathon- swim, bike, and run.
Both recreational and competitive athletes look to her for advice about racing, proper nutrition and answering questions like, “What do I pack for a weeklong bike ride?”
(Right) Lynda exits the beach following a 3/4 mile openwater swim at NEMO triathlon 2009. (Below) Lynda winning the Great River Bridge race 10K race in 2009. Matt Ryerson The HawkEye
Lynda has conducted over 50 media interviews (print, television and radio).
She has appeared onlive television talk shows and is a regular on KGRS with her “Dietitian Magician Wellness Wednesdays” segment.
Lynda is a member of both the Iowa Dietetic Association and the American Dietetic Association. She is the recipient of several SPRC awards from the American Dietetic Association for her work in recruitment and retention of dietitians. She was twice flown to the annual awards recognition ceremony in Washington D.C. and Anaheim, California to receive these honors.
She was also awarded Recognized Young Dietitian for her boundless energy and work in the field of dietetics.
Lynda’s creativity was evident when the National Osteoporosis Foundation selected her innovative display as its winner.