Linda J. Copp is a registered dietitian in private practice in Coronado, California.  She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish with a minor in Italian from San Diego State University, a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from SDSU, and completed a dietetic internship through SDSU.  She received the Bilingual Certificate of Competency for Spanish from the state of California and a Ryan single Subject Teaching Credential from Chapman College in Orange, California.  She has taught English as a Second Language and Spanish at the middle-school, high-school and adult-school levels and Nutrition and Food Science at the university level.

In addition to a private consulting practice in nutrition, she currently is an instructor at several universities in San Diego.  She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN), the California and San Diego Dietetic Associations, the San Diego Nutrition Council, the Institute of Food Technologists and, lastly, the American College of Sports Medicine.  She has considerable experience in individual dietary analysis and counseling, sports nutrition, child nutrition, weight management, and menu and recipe analysis and revision.  Moreover, she has extensive experience in designing menus and preparing meals for large groups.

Through significant involvement in leadership positions within various organizations, she has developed strong interpersonal and communication skills.  She is passionate about education; specifically nutrition education.  The instruction of healthy dietary habits is imperative to moderate the trend of increasing obesity in our society and the subsequent health concerns associated with this malady.  She is an exercise enthusiast and has run many marathons, half marathons and 10K’s in cities around the country.  She currently lives in Coronado, California where she and her husband have raised their family.