Heather Peracchio

MS, RDN, Assistant Extension Educator

Heather Peracchio, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and an Assistant Extension Educator at the University.  Heather was a faculty member in the Department of Allied Health Sciences 2008-2012 mentoring dietetic students in the field of community nutrition.  Since 2012, Heather has continued to work with two federally funded grants, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) to provide nutrition education to low-income families throughout Fairfield county.  She helps families learn how to get the most for their food dollars and SNAP benefits.  Heather enjoys teaching, cooking, mentoring students, and meeting folks in the community.  A Connecticut native, Heather has a BS degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Connecticut, completed her dietetic internship at Yale New Haven Hospital and has a Masters degree in Allied Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Connecticut.

Heather Peracchio
Contact Information
Phone203 207 3266
Mailing AddressFairfield County
Extension Center
67 Stony Hill Road
Bethel, CT 06801