Linden Thayer |  Co-founder, Collaborator   email:  linden (at)

Linden Thayer | Co-founder, Collaborator

email: linden (at)


Food Insight Group

Selected Projects

Durham Bowls

Wake EEatS

applied food systems research


Linden is passionate about community-based, food-as-social-justice work. She holds a PhD in Nutrition Intervention and Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill, and she relishes the opportunity to work across disciplines, social agendas, and geographies to build programs, policies, research, and connections that promote the health and wellbeing of communities. As a former “Lunch Lady,” she has a particular passion for supporting schools’, students’, and families’ efforts to grow school food systems that support community wellbeing from farm to school to child. She hopes that her work empowers many others to take up food system causes in their own communities.