Tina Ruggiero ignites energy and new thinking at every event with her stage presence, quick wit and audience engagement. She is a sought-after media dietitian; a globally-recognized healthy cookbook author; a professional health writer and newspaper columnist, and a highly-respected health and nutrition motivational speaker. Tina has also been a trailblazer in the wellness space, a pioneer in nutrition communications, and a force as a healthy recipe developer, mixologist and creative alchemist.
Tina is an award-winning author and CEO of her own consulting firm, Nutrition Dialog™, which provides strategic solutions and new approaches needed for food companies, commodity boards, ad agencies, producer groups and trade associations to succeed in today’s rapidly changing environment. Not just “another nutrition expert,” Tina has the credentials, experience, contacts and knowledge of the food industry to be truly effective. She is a businesswoman with a “brand-first” perspective and nearly two decades in food and nutrition marketing and communications.
With a proven ability to connect with consumers of all ages, simplify complex nutrition issues and effectively educate and motivate, Tina is frequently quoted in national media and regularly appears on television and radio programs discussing the latest news about diet, science and health.
Tina received a B.S. with honors from N.Y.U. and her M.S. and R.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She earned a certificate in Mixology from The American Bartending School. Tina is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
To stay fit, Tina is a ballroom dance enthusiast; she enjoys the Rumba and Salsa but she can Fox Trot like nobody’s business! When not on assignment or in the dance studio, Tina is an avid traveler, counting Turkey, Belgium, Italy, Croatia and Norway among her favorite destinations.