Christina Riccardo


When teaching, I discuss the practical aspects of the topics to show relevance and to increase interest. To that end, I also incorporate new research and current events into classroom discussions and provide opportunities for learning outside of the classroom, such as service learning experiences and free webinars or conferences. I use multiple modalities when teaching nutrition including lecture, videos, group discussions, debates, projects, case studies, games, and individual assignments. Incorporating a variety of modalities not only keeps the course interesting and well-rounded, but also enables all types of learners to benefit. Students should be actively engaged in learning as this helps them grasp more complicated material and elevates the learning experience. I believe in creating an environment in which students know I care about them as people. I understand there are many stressors for college students that impact their success in class and I believe part of my role as an educator is to help students when possible so they can be as successful as possible. I believe in elevating students to achieve their best and in going above and beyond for my students.


Year Degree School/University Location
2018 Doctorate of Nutrition Education Columbia

New York, NY

2004 Master of Science in Nutrition Boston University Boston, MA
2002 Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ


Course Number Course Name
NTD 303 Introduction to Human Nutrition
NTD 415 Community Nutrition
NTD 515 Public Health Nutrition
NTD 600 Maternal  & Child Nutrition
FYE 100D First-Year Experience


Riccardo C. Eating disorder considerations in the transgender population and implications for athletes. Expeditions. 2022; 2(1): 14-16.

Riccardo C, Koch P, Contento I, Wolf R. Current state of utilization of theory based, behaviorally focused nutrition education in congregate and home-delivered meal sites and factors contributing to its use. JNEB. 2019; 51(7): S103.

Riccardo C, Koch P, Contento I, Worl R. Nutrition education in congregate and home delivered meal sites: What do we know? JNEB. 2019; 51(7): S69-70.

Webinar for Nutrition and Aging Resource Center.  Toolkit: Nutrition Education in Congregate and Home-Delivered Meal Program Settings Part 1 – What Do We Know?

Webinar for Nutrition and Aging Resource Center. Toolkit: Nutrition Education in Congregate and Home-Delivered Meal Program Settings Part 2 – Where Do We Go?


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Southeastern PA Geriatric Society