OTTAWA - Former Extension Home Economist for Carleton and Grenville counties for the Home Economics Branch of the then Ontario Department of Agriculture and Food and a former instructor in Kemptville College’s Food and Nutrition program, Anne Lindsay, received the Order of Canada at Rideau hHll Dec. 12, 2003.
He was one of 71 recipients at the ceremony and the citation for her award, read by Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson, included this passage:
Anne Lindsay, C.M. Toronto - Member of the Order of Canada
"One of the world’s leading experts in the field of nutrition, Anne Lindsay has coaxed, challenged and inspired Canadians to make healthy food choices. She has influenced modern cooking by making it simple, practical and fun. With the co-operation of the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Medical Association, she authored five best-selling books, including The Lighthearted Cookbook. As a home economist, writer and public speaker, she has helped countless Canadians to eat well, live longer and enjoy a healthier lifestyle".
After working in Carleton and Grenville Counties and at Kemptville College, Lindsay worked as a Home Economist at the Toronto Star for two years and then as the Nutrition Editor of Canadian Living Magazine for 10 years.
Now living in Toronto, she continues a very successful career as a Professional Home Economist and cookbook author. In 2003, she was chosen as one of Chatelaine’s Women of Infuence to speak in the Chatelaine Luncheon Series by the same name. She told her story as a "Recipe for Success" in Ottawa on May 14, at the Chateau Laurier, and again in Calgary on May 29, 2003.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulated body of Professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.