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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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    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.