Christina Badaracco, MPH, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian seeking to improve access to healthy and sustainable food for all Americans and to educate them about the connections between food and health. Christina has conducted surveys for The Lexicon and the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, clinical nutrition education 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 has taught and tutored in science, writing, and sustainable agriculture for many years. She contributes monthly articles about nutrition to Soulful Insights, developed 4 cookbooks for the Transamerica Center for Health Studies, and co-wrote a book about the farm bill in 2019. Christina completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital; earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley; and her bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a certificate in Italian Language and Culture, from Princeton University. She currently works as a healthcare consultant at Avalere Health and also teaches culinary medicine classes at MedStar Health and Georgetown University School of Medicine. She was recently selected as a 2021 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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