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Faculty and Staff

Tina Dugdale, MS, RDN, RN, CD-N

Extension Educator
Address University of Connecticut
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
Department of Allied Health Sciences
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, CT 06269-1101
Phone (860) 306-0228
Fax (860) 486-5375
Links Curriculum Vitae


Tina is an Extension Educator in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. Implementing curricula she developed for the supervised practice component of three community nutrition courses, she connects dietetics students and interns to SNAP eligible individuals and families to engage these groups in nutrition education sessions. Workshops and lessons aim to increase participant knowledge and healthy behaviors related to the economical purchase and preparation of nutritious foods, and the balancing of energy taken in with expenditure. The University’s mission of outreach to low-income and culturally diverse individuals is increased while the dietetics students and interns gain competence in public health nutrition knowledge and skills.

Tina currently serves the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as Delegate. Her year-term will end June 1st, 2015.



M.S. University of CT., Allied Health Science, 2006

B.S. St. Joseph College, Nutrition and Dietetics, 2002

A.C.C.E., (Certified Childbirth Educator); American Soc Prophylaxis Obstetrics, 1983

R.N., Robert Packer Hospital SN, 1979


Professional Activities and Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2001-present)

Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Task Force (2013-2014). Appointment by CT. Senator Arthur Lenares

Connecticut Child Nutrition Training Institute (November 2011-present)

Connecticut Coalition Against Childhood Obesity (August 2011-present)

Connecticut Food System Alliance (2012-present)

Governors Roundtable on Childhood Obesity (December 2011-present)

New Haven Board of Education District Wellness Committee (2003-present)

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (2005-present)

Statewide Food Corps Advisory Committee (2012-present)



May 2010-Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Emerging Leader Award

April 2014-University of Saint Joseph

  • Distinguished Alumni NIghtingale Health Science Award


Recent Poster Presentations

April 2014-Connecticut Academy Annual Meeting, Stamford, CT.

       Assisting Food Pantry Staff to Educate Clients and Empower Increased Cooking at Home. R. Damiani, J. Buden, C. Guaglianone, S.-G. Glennon; UCONN Senior Dietetics Students. T. Dugdale, MS, RDN, RN, CD-N; D. Zigmont, RD, CD-N; V. B. Duffy, PhD, RD.  

April 2014- Connecticut Academy Annual Meeting, Stamford, CT.

       Plate Waste and Nutrition Intervention among Connecticut Fourth Graders in Public Schools. E. Shanley, MBA, RD, CD-N; J. Artiaco, BS; E. Freschi, BS; G. Kelley, BS; C. Neilson, BS; K. Saulnier, BS; J. Shook, BS; J. Simon, BS; T. Dugdale, MS, RDN, RN, CDN

August 2013-Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Portland Or:

      Commitment to a Worksite Wellness Program and Weight Loss Success. Dugdale T, Rochester J, Arendt C, Fairchild N, Fraser C, Murray M, Racine J, Vangel A, Shanley E.

April 2012-University of Connecticut/Graduate Student Forum:

     Facilitating Implementation of Wellness Programs in Three High-Need Connecticut School Districts – A Pilot Project. Chasse K, Casey M, Osterhout J, Dugdale TF, Duffy VB.




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Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375