Liz finds her gardening and music the perfect antidotes to a busy professional and family life. She's the driving force behind celebrating and preserving family food ways in her blended family.
Liz Marr, Principal, Liz Marr and Associates, LLC, Longmont, CO, is a food and nutrition communications consultant with over twenty years of experience in the field. A master’s-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she specializes in health promotion, food, food safety, nutrition and fitness.
Prior, Liz co-founded Marr Barr Communications, LLC, Longmont, CO, a public relations consulting firm specializing in food, nutrition, agriculture, environment and lifestyles. Before her entrepreneurial ventures, she was manager of consumer communications for Horizon Organic Dairy, Boulder, CO. Liz also served as vice president for Western Dairy Council and Western Dairyfarmers’ Promotion Association/ Western Dairy Council, Thornton, CO. With a 12-year tenure, she worked in communications, issues management and marketing, before moving into management. She began her career as a public health nutritionist with the State of Colorado Migrant Health Program. Liz brings a big-picture strategic mind and a broad-based skill set in food, nutrition and fitness communications, public relations, government affairs and industry relations. In addition to her workplace experience, she honed her media relations skills serving as a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for nine years. Over the years, Liz has overseen national school- and family-based nutrition and physical activity programs; developed cookbooks and recipe programs for companies and associations; analyzed numerous branded consumer and food service recipes; written situation analyses and technical papers on ingredients, packaging, regulations and food-related trends for corporations, trade media and trade groups; consulted with the USDA Food and Nutrition Services on interagency communications; and built a national network of nutrition and fitness spokespeople. Liz’s exceptional organizational skills help keep client deliverables on track to meet deadlines and budgets. Active in professional and community endeavors, Liz is currently continuing professional education article coordinator for Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group. She is a a past-chair of that group as well as Nutrition and Food Science Section of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and Boulder County Safehouse (now Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-violence). Liz also is a past-president of the Colorado Dietetic Association (elected to two non-consecutive terms). As well, she served on the Society for Nutrition Education Foundation board of trustees for six years. A 2005 graduate of Leadership Boulder County and recipient of the Colorado Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietitian Award and Recognized Young Dietitian Award, Liz holds a master of science degree in food and nutrition science from Colorado State University and graduated cum laude from University of Missouri, Columbia, with a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences, specializing in fashion merchandising.