08/08/19

Meet our Staff: Tara Linitz, MS, RD

Tara is a senior account executive at FoodMinds in our San Francisco office. She has extensive background and experience in nutrition analysis, health professional educational content development and events management. Tara is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group, as well as the California Association of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Cornell University, and her Masters degree in Exercise Science and Public Health from Northeastern University.

 

What is the most surprising thing for people to learn about being an RD?

We’re not the food police, and we’re foodies at heart.

 

What is your favorite part of your job?

My absolute favorite part of my job is collaborating with the most incredible and talented coworkers. I’m constantly learning from my peers and every day is a new adventure.

 

What food is always on your mind and why?

I LOVE to bake and I’m always brainstorming about my next pie, cookie or cupcake recipe. Baking is therapeutic for me and offers a creative outlet.

 

What are three things on your bucket list?

  1. See gymnastics at the Olympics (I was a former level 10 gymnast)
  2. Live on a vineyard (retirement dreams?)
  3. Eat at Noma in Copenhagen (with the wine pairing, of course)

 

How do you find balance?

Balance for me is key. It’s important to find hobbies that fulfill you outside of work too. When I’m not working, you can find me baking a new recipe in my kitchen, learning food photography, or going for a hike with friends.

 

One thing people are surprised to learn about me is:

I got my 15-minutes of fame on TV as a cheerleader at the NCAA March Madness tournaments in 2008-2010!