You could say I grew up a little country and a little rock and roll.
Mom grew up on a farm in Wisconsin. Dad is from Chicago. My maternal grandfather was a Wisconsin dairy farmer and Percheron (draft horse) man, and my paternal great grandfather had horse drawn coal and milk routes in Chicago, so I’m one of the lucky 2% with direct ties to agriculture.
Authenticity and the ability to connect dots is essential in the complexities of navigating Farm to Table conversations. What I know isn’t just from school. I grew up living it.
Intentional career choices helped shape my approach, thinking, and network to maximize results and positive impact. Fitness Center. Hospital. Supermarket. Business. Farm. Online and in person. Inspiring people literally from farm to table. This is what I do: Connect the dots from farm to fork in a way that people are inspired to engage and take action.
Thanks for visiting.
Kim Kirchherr. MS, RD, LDN, CDE, FAND, ACSM-CPT
Registered, Licensed (state of IL) Dietitian
Certified Diabetes Educator
Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Member
Hungry for more? Here are a few more nuggets about me:
- IGA Health & Wellbeing Advisor – Better Choices website
- Consumer Goods Forum Health & Wellness Steering Committee Member
- FCP DPG Chair, 2017-18 (Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group)
- Served as the first Chair of the FCP DPG Agriculture Subgroup (2014-2016) and created a virtual library of farm tours
- Past President of Illinois Dietetic Association (now Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
- Past Supermarket subgroup Chair of the Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group
- Past President of the North Suburban Dietetic Association
- Honors and awards: Recipient of the Jewel-Osco Excellence Award; Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2006; Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2011 by the American Dietetic Association (ADA)/Illinois Dietetic Association. One of the national leaders selected to attend ADA’s Leadership Institute in June 2009 and June 2011. The Institute was limited to fewer than 300 of ADA’s 70,000+ members.
The content shared on this site is for informational/educational purposes and should not take the place of appropriate medical care. The thoughts shared are my own.
Please note: Visuals across this site include pictures from appearances, original photos from my own collection, and/or curated (primarily from pixabay.com) to help visually tell the stories.