Hanna Caridad

Graduate Student

Health Promotion/Allied Health Sciences

Research Overview

I am a current masters level student in Health Promotion also in the Coordinated Dietetics program. For my research project and practicum, I am working with Valerie Duffy, Tina Dugdale, Ellen Shanley and fellow graduate student Rachel Hildrey on a project involving the feasibility of social media to improve nutrition literacy, physical and mental health among a SNAP-eligible population in Connecticut. In order to access this, we created an Instagram and Facebook page called UConn Healthy Family CT, where we post content daily aimed at SNAP-eligible participants. This content includes nutrition information, healthy recipes, physical activity posts and much more. Individually, I am researching the feasibility of utilizing social media to improve fruit and vegetable intake among a low-income population, as this population is historically the most at risk for inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption.


Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Sciences with Didactic Program in Dietetics Concentration, Minor in Psychology- University of Connecticut, Degree conferred May 2019.

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