Freda Butner, RD LDN has dual degrees in nutrition and in child development. Her passion is lifestyle management by connecting people with the food they eat. Working with farmers markets, she helped establish several hospital markets in NC, including the Duke Farmers’ Market. She is past chair of the North Carolina Fruits & Veggies Nutrition Coalition and currently serves as the inaugural chair of the Farms, Gardens and Nutrition Advisory Council of the six-county Inter-Faith Food Shuttle programs. She is frequently quoted in area publications, and spoke at the American Dietetic Association’s National Food & Nutrition Conference in Denver in 2009. She worked on a published NIH-Robert Wood Johnson clinical research trial investigating nutrition intervention in the elderly with hypertension at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and was a school principal in a previous career. Having trained and worked with the full spectrum of life stages, Freda is prepared! to discuss the nutritional challenges of all ages.