Speaker

Marcia Pessonalo
Supervisor of the Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention Program, CT Department of Public Health

Marcia Pessolano, MPH, RDN, CD-N is the Supervisor of the Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention Program at the Connecticut Department of Public Health.  She is the principal investigator of two federally funded grants which seek to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and prevent chronic disease in Connecticut, with a focus on establishing healthy behaviors among young children.  She is also working on a federally funded workforce innovation project which to address common modifiable risk factors of childhood obesity and cavities in dental clinics in Connecticut.