Trina Robertson manages and leads the organization’s evaluation scope and process, working with partners and third-party organizations to assess and evaluate resources, using quantitative and qualitative data to measure impacts and gauge effectiveness. Leaning on data, she provides recommendations to inform the development of new education resources with the goal of creating nutrition programs and resources that drive stronger behavior change outcomes to work towards the organization’s long-term intended impact.
A strong advocate for lifelong learning, Trina works with education and health organizations and provides their staff with professional development trainings and resources to teach children and families how to make healthier food choices. She believes that by effectively communicating, educating and leveraging shared values, all communities can be empowered to make healthier eating part of their regular eating patterns, building a strong foundation for health.
Trina knows that there are many influences that drive what people choose to eat and that the advice provided to them is usually offered with the best of intentions. She believes in focusing on whole foods that are satisfying in taste. This can lead to positive changes in people’s eating style that is intuitive, enjoyable and can be maintained long term l and better health will follow.
Trina earned an M.S. in Nutrition from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University.
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For over 25 years, Rhoads has served as Dairy Council of California’s office coordinator and database technician.