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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.


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.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Sewing, stained glass, reading, singing, woodworking.


Married Bill Burt Johnston, September 19, 1975. 1 child, Lorien Kay.