Main Content:

Caroline Passerrello is a nationally recognized and award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist with 15 years’ experience motivating individuals, inspiring students, and leading organizations to achieve health and wellness goals. Caroline is an Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, a Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and a small business owner. As an instructor, Caroline strives to create a classroom environment that allows students to feel safe enough to be vulnerable, to be challenged enough to learn, and to remember both how she made them feel and the content she shared. As a Spokesperson, Caroline utilizes nutrition informatics to deliver relevant and applicable evidence-based nutrition advice to a wide variety of audiences. Caroline describes herself as humbly authentic, compassionately curious, and patiently innovative; so that she can positively impact policies and systems to transform our environment to one that supports nutritious food as a right, not a privilege. When not focused on teaching and learning – whether as an instructor, a student in a Doctor of Education Program or a mom of a remote-learning first grader – Caroline enjoys baking with her daughter, exercising with her dog, laughing with her husband, and taking time for herself to read and practice yoga.



Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition


Dietitian Nutritionist Program
Nutrition Science

Education & Training

  • MS, University of Pittsburgh


  • Friends of Pennsylvania Family and Consumer Science Award (2019)
  • Keystone Award (2019)
  • Emerging Dietetic Leader of Pennsylvania (2013)