Trina Robertson is a registered dietitian nutritionist and Dairy Council of CA’s Evaluation and Impact program manager. In this role, she 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. Assessing data results, she provides recommendations to continuously improve Dairy Council of CA’s Let Eat Healthy nutrition programs and resources that drive stronger behavior change outcomes to work towards the organization’s long-term intended impact.
In addition to maintaining strong statewide relationships and partnerships, Trina supports and tracks the organization’s achievement, impacts and relationships regionally, nationally and globally. Her work in Orange County led to the co-development of valuable nutrition resources designed to educate and improve behaviors across California and the U.S. More recently, she co-led a National Institutes of Health grant project through the University of California Irvine to conduct a needs assessment on the nutritional needs in the first 1000 days of life.
A strong advocate for lifelong learning, Trina 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. She 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 and better health will follow.
Trina received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University; she completed her masters in nutrition and dietetic internship at Cal Poly Pomona.
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For over 25 years, Rhoads has served as Dairy Council of California’s office coordinator and database technician.