Linda LaViolette is a retired Nutritionist. She holds Degrees in Environmental Sciences from SUNY Stony Brook and an MS in Nutrition and Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Linda has been fortunate to work in both the public and private sectors. During her 50-year working life, she worked towards improving access to healthy food for low-income communities and establishing market access for small and mid-size farmers, food processors, fishermen, and livestock producers.
She founded and was the CEO of Laviolette Fancy Foods, which operated several retail stores, cafes and provided catering to NY’s Film Industry.
She was a founder of World Hunger Year, WHY, which lobbied for developing a Domestic and International Food Policy. While at WHY she organized the first hearing on Food Pantries and the need to expand Food Stamp Program.
Linda has spent her career as an activist and is committed to working for healthy food access and a cleaner environment.