Anna Hardin of Sheridan graduated from Henderson twice with Bachelor of Science degrees. In 2003, she earned a degree in family and consumer sciences education. In 2005, she specialized in dietetics. She’s using both degrees in her current job with the Veteran’s Healthcare System.
As a clinical dietitian, Hardin teaches patients about Coumadin food and drug interactions. She also develops policies, menus, and low-moderate-and high Vitamin K diet orders for the hospital. Her research has been published in the Journal for American Dietetic Association and presented at the 2009 American Dietetic Association National Convention. She received the Best Practice Award in the third quarter of 2009 for developing modified Vitamin K diets for patients taking Warfarin. Hardin also provides outpatient diet education and classes in weight management and diabetes at the Pine Bluff VA clinic.
In addition to her bachelor degrees from Henderson, Hardin completed a dietetic internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and earned a Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition from UAMS. She has also taken courses from the University of Alabama and Harding University.
Hardin’s interest in health and nutrition extends beyond the workplace and into her home life. She and husband Josh operate Laughing Stock Farm in Sheridan, a small-scale, sustainable fruit and vegetable farm.