You could say I grew up a little country and a little rock and roll.
My mom grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and my dad is from Chicago. My maternal grandfather was a Wisconsin dairy farmer and Percheron (draft horse) man, and my paternal great grandfather had a horse-drawn milk route 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 outcomes. My unique background includes leadership and spokesperson experience in agriculture, supermarket (including 6,000 international independent operators and the number one retailer in Chicago), media (traditional and social), and hospital-based health and fitness centers.
I’m an internationally recognized and innovative farm to table expert with the unique ability to connect farmers, retailers, consumers and other relevant organizations and individuals. I collaborate with other experts to build, execute, and evaluate strategies, engaging programs, and experiential learning with the goal of improving health outcomes while increasing trust and sales. Current clients span the food supply chain.
Check out this snippet below from an interactive communications session for dietitians – why and how social media matters to help people take action on food and nutrition science as we know it today. Smart people communicating in “all channels available” is essential!
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.
Projects and ongoing long-term assignments: Writing and Presentations, Strategy and Implementation, Spokesperson – Social and Traditional Media (B2B, B2C, B2B2C)
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Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, LDN (Illinois), FAND, ACSM-CPT is President of K2 Outcomes LLC. She specializes in the connection of agriculture, food, and health for individuals and organizations. Kim is a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer (ACSM). Her unique background includes leadership, program development, direct patient care, and spokesperson experience in agriculture, supermarket, media (traditional and social), and hospital-based health and fitness centers. She was Vice President of National Dairy Council for five years, focusing on the integration of agriculture, sustainability, health, and nutrition. Prior to this, for nearly ten years, Kim was the dietitian for Jewel-Osco where she drove health and wellness strategy and served as media spokesperson. She served as the Chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group (FCP) for 2017-2018, previously chaired both the FCP Agriculture and Supermarket Subgroups, and served as President of Illinois Dietetic Association 2012-13 (now Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). Kim was honored as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2006, Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2011, and received the Excellence in Consultant Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2020. Kim creates unique solutions that mesh logic, current science, values, and emotional connections. Both sides of her family have ties to agriculture. www.kimkirchherr.com
Kim Kirchherr. MS, RD, LDN, FAND, ACSM-CPT
President, K2 Outcomes LLC
Registered, Licensed (state of IL) Dietitian
Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDE/CDCES 2000-2020)
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