Liz Marr is an experienced writer and recipe developer. A master’s-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she specializes in family food ways, nutrition, food safety. Since 2008, she has been an independent writer and recipe developer.
From 2000 to 2008, Liz was co-founder and princpal of 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. She began her career as a public health nutritionist with the State of Colorado Migrant Health Program. Liz served as a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for nine years, logging nearly 1,000 media interviews. Liz has overseen national school- and family-based nutrition and physical activity programs; developed cookbooks and recipes for companies and associations; analyzed numerous consumer and food service recipes; written situation analyses and technical papers on ingredients, packaging, regulations and food-related trends; and co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles. Active in professional and community endeavors, Liz is vice president of Rocky Ridge Music Center. She is a a past-chair of Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice 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. 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.