TINA RUGGIERO, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Award winning nutrition expert, cookbook author, media spokesperson, registered dietitian and television personality Tina Ruggiero is a respected figure in the world of health and nutrition. With two highly acclaimed cookbooks to her credit, Tina has traveled the world to offer her services as a nutrition expert, recipe developer, writer, nutrition spokesperson and TV nutrition host. She is frequently quoted in national media and regularly appears on television and radio programs sharinghealthy recipes and discussing the latest news about diet, science and health.
Notably, Tina is the on-air nutrition personality for the national morning talk show Daytime on NBC, and she is a nutrition and health writer for the Tampa Tribune where she covers topics including healthy eating and living, food, diet and cooking. Each month, she also contributes to the Tribune’s special supplement, 4You Primetime, which is exclusively devoted to Baby Boomer health, diet and fitness.
A sought-after nutrition expert and registered dietitian with more than 20 years of experience, Tina has a proven ability to connect with consumers of all ages, simplify complex nutrition issues and effectively educate and motivate. Combined with her personable charm, Tina slices, dices and mixes her way to delicious and healthy recipes, mouthwatering editorial copy, TV segments, and cookbooks that leave viewers begging for seconds. Her first book, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet, instantly became a best-seller, and it can be found in eight languages. Her new book, The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook, is filled with mouthwatering recipes that pack mega-nutrition into each, delectable bite, and glorious photographs accompany informative, entertaining text.
Tina is a sought-after media spokesperson who’s frequently called upon to communicate new scientific findings and nutrition news to the public. She’s an experienced, entertaining speaker who can inspire audiences of all ages, and she’s done just that at events including, the prestigious Sun Valley Harvest Fest, the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and aboard Holland America’s MS Ryndam. Her preeminent goal as a nutrition expert is to motivate her audiences to make healthy lifestyle changes through empowering presentations, engaging topics and action-packed cooking demonstrations and eye-opening tastings.
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 in shape, Tina rides her Cervélo road bike, and she completed her first century ride for charity last year. She loves to travel and enjoys passing the time on long flights doing crossword puzzles. She is also a ballroom dance enthusiast and is training for her first competition. She’s partial to the Rumba and the Samba, but she can Waltz like nobody’s business!