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Marilyn Ann Swanson

Marilyn Ann Swanson, American food safety specialist. Recipient Leader award Idaho Home Economics Association, 1988, National Leader award American Home Economics Association, 1989; fellow National Partners of Americas, 1990.


  • Swanson, Marilyn Ann was born on April 20, 1945 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of John Lawrence and Florence Mildred (Danielson) Ribbe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition, University Delaware, 1967. Master of Science in Food Science, University Wisconsin, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition, Washington State University, 1987.


    • Nutritionist Waisman Center, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1969-1972. Consultant dietitian Benewah Community Hospital, St. Maries, Idaho, 1973-1979. Public health nutritionist North Idaho Indian Health Service, Lapwai, 1977-1979.

      Extension specialist University Idaho, Moscow, since 1979. Food preservation consultant Postharvest Institute for Perishables, Moscow, since 1983. Television and radio speaker Bressen Communications, New York City, 1987-1988.

      Advisory committee ES/USDA/HNIS, 1989-1992.


    Leader Idaho 4-H, Moscow, 1987-1989. Chairman health subcommittee Idaho-Ecuador Partners of Americas, Moscow, 1989-1991. Member American Dietetic Association, Institute Food Technologists (secretary Lewis and Clark section 1984-1985, regional communicator since 1986, executive board nutrition division 1989-1991), Society for Nutrition Education (western representative for extension 1990-1992), Idaho Dietetic Association.



    Avocations: jogging, tennis, skiing, travel, hiking.


    • Married Barry Grant Swanson, April 4, 1970 (divorced February 1988). Children: Alyssa Michelle, Krista Jo, Sara Beth. Married Craig George MacFarland, March 19, 1988.
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    Born April 20, 1945
    (age 72)