Monica Belyea, MPH, RD holds a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. After completing her MPH, Monica came to Connecticut for an internship at the Hartford Food System. Shortly after completing her internship, she began working with the Husky Nutrition Programs at UConn as Coordinator for the Healthy Aging program in Southeastern CT. She rejoined the Center for Public Health and Health Policy in April 2012 and currently serves as the Baby Behavior Training Specialist. She works with the CT Department of Public Health, Federally Qualified Health Centers and a variety of community partners to provide training and support on implementing the Baby Behavior intervention: ctbabybehaviortraining.weebly.com. She is a skilled trainer and facilitator at ease with professional, medical, and public audiences of all ages. Her passions are working with disadvantaged populations and creating systemic and environmental changes that help people make healthy choices without trying too hard.
She has also worked with the University of Rhode Island on the President’s Partnership in Food, Hunger and Nutrition, and in Middletown, CT with the Early Childhood Collaborative, Opportunity Knocks, to create a system of nutrition policy consultation and support to the School Readiness and Early Childhood Education providers. In her varied career, she has created a number of different curricula, training materials, consumer handouts, newsletters, articles and a newspaper column. She has facilitated groups for research and education, trained professionals of all levels, starred in a local cooking show, and has been a regular radio guest doing features on healthy food choices.
Monica is a resident of Middletown, CT where she serves on the City Recycling Advisory Council, Sanitation Commission, School Readiness Council and the Mayor’s/Middlesex Coalition for Children’s Hunger Task Force, and continues as the Program Planner for Opportunity Knocks.
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