Christina Badaracco | An Island Press Author

Christina Badaracco

Christina Badaracco is a registered dietitian pursuing a career in nutrition to improve access to healthy and sustainable food and educate Americans about the connections between food and health. She is also particularly interested in researching the connections between diet, genetics, and health.

Christina has done clinical nutrition research at the National Institutes of Health, menu planning and nutrition education at the Oakland Unified School District, and communications at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water. She has also enjoyed contributing to children’s gardens, farmers’ markets, and a number of organic farms. She contributes monthly articles about nutrition to Soulful Insights and has consulted on two cookbooks for the TransAmerica Center for Health Studies. She also has experience testing and evaluating recipes and nutritional analyses for food delivery and meal kit companies. She loves to experiment with healthy recipes in the kitchen and share her creations to inspire others to cook.

Christina completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, after conducting her thesis on sustainable agriculture and energy in Kenya. She also received a certificate in Italian Language and Culture.

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