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Judy Ann Johnston

Judy Ann Johnston, American dietitian. Registered, licensed dietitian. Recipient Thank You award Wichita Area council Girl Scouts United States of America, 1989; Kansas Health Foundation Leadership fellow; Kansas Public Health Leadership Institute scholar.


  • Johnston, Judy Ann was born on May 23, 1951 in Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Leonard Lessie and Mary Katheryn (Beseau) Heldt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Institutional Management, Kansas State University, 1973. Master of Science in Adult Education, Kansas State University, 1975.


    • Clinical dietitian St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas, 1973-1975, teaching dietitian, 1975-1976. Chief clinical services Osteopathic Hospital, 1976-1977. Director nutritional services Riverside Hospital, 1977-1990.

      Director Kansas LEAN, 1990-1999. Extension specialist Kansas State Research and Extension Office of Community Health, 1999—2003. Research instructor University Kansas School Medicine, since 2003.

      Speaker in field; advisor credentialing office Kansas Department Health and Environmental, Topeka, 1989-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Registered, licensed dietitian.


    • Author: (cookbook) Holiday Cuisine, 1981, (booklet) Get to the Point, 1980. Developer board game Jack Sprat's Table, 1991. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    President pastoral council St. Joseph Church, 1989-1992. Chair Younger Girl Operating Unit Wichita Area council Girl Scouts United States of America, 1985-1988. Member Wichita District Dietetic Association (president 1978-1980), Kansas Dietetic Association (chairman council on practice 1984-1987, delegate to American Dietetic Association 1990-1993, lobbyist 1983-1989, Young Dietitian award 1976, Anita Owen award for Innovation in Nutrition Education 1994).



    Sewing, stained glass, reading, singing, woodworking.


    • Married Bill Burt Johnston, September 19, 1975. 1 child, Lorien Kay.
    • father: Leonard Lessie Heldt
    • mother: Mary Katheryn (Beseau) Heldt
    • spouse: Bill Burt Johnston
    • child: Lorien Kay Johnston
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    Born March 23, 1951
    (age 66)