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Caroline West Passerrello, EdD, RDN, LDN

Passerrello photoPittsburgh, Pa.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Community Nutrition/Public Health
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Food Labels/Label Reading
  • Healthful Shopping
  • Nutrition Education for Consumers

Passerrello is a faculty member in the Future Education Model - Graduate Program at the University of Pittsburgh and co-author of Human Nutrition: Science for Healthy Living (3rd ed.). Her teaching focuses on the principles of education, community and public health nutrition connections, personal and professional development and entrepreneurial skills for registered dietitian nutritionists. Passerrello's research focuses on the development and assessment of students' ability to demonstrate cultural competence and cultural humility. Passerrello was a retail dietitian for eight years and serves on the advisory group for the Academy's Retail Nutrition Food as Medicine Feasibility Study. She earned two undergraduate degrees, a master's degree and a doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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