My areas of expertise include ingredient function in foods, school nutrition programs, and management of food service establishments.

I received my B.S. in Dietetics (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), M.S. in Foods and Nutrition (University of Georgia), and am currently enrolled in the EdD program at UGA Gwinnett. My current responsibilities include teaching foods and food service classes, teaching a class for the School Nutrition Director Certification Program, and provide training sessions for School Nutrition Managers and Directors in Georgia.  Everything about the field of foods and nutrition is interesting to me. New foods come out all of the time. Nutrition is an ever changing field. It never gets dull.  At one point in my career, I was responsible for feeding every inmate in the state of Georgia at one point in time. This meant 34,000+ people at over 75 facilities. My proudest moment at UGA was when I received the Professor Recognition Award from the SGA in 2016.

I try to give students the tools they need to make healthy decisions for themselves. There is no one perfect way to eat. If I educate the students on concepts, they can then determine what works for them in their life. I also hope that students can learn to enjoy cooking and trying new foods. My ideal student is enthusiastic and eager to learn, and likes to participate in discussions.

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Tracey Brigman, MS, RND, LD
M.S. Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia Registered Dietitian