All Dietitans Are Nutritionists,
Not All Nutritionists Are Dietitans

Carol S. Casey, RD, CDN, LDN
is a Registered Dietitian in southeastern Connecticut.  She is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Connecticut, a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Rhode Island,  She has over 25 years of experience in the field of dietetics and nutrition.   Prior to relocating from Florida to Connecticut, she was a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Florida. 


Her career began as a dietary aide while attending Palm Beach State College (aka Palm Beach Community College) in Lake Worth, Florida.  Upon completion of an Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Association of Science in Dietetic Technology she was in the first group of Dietetic Technician, Registered credentialed by the American Dietetic Association in 1986.  In 1988 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Dietetic and Nutrition from Florida International University in Miami, Florida after completing a Coordinated Undergraduate Program. Carol is currently enrolled at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia pursuing a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition.


Carol has functioned as an expert and contributing member of the management/administrative team of various healthcare facilities in Florida and Connecticut.  As Food Service Director, she has directed multi-unit food and nutrition services operations, as well as directed dietetics and culinary staff whose goals were to provide quality nutritional services to inpatient and outpatient clientele.  As an expert in food safety and food security, she also proficiently developed HACCP programs as well as food service emergency preparedness programs.  She has provided leadership to multiple departments within various healthcare settings and facilities. 


Balancing her experience in food production and foodservice systems management, she is a food and nutrition expert, contributing to the healthcare team working in various settings.  Her experience includes providing expert skills in complex nutrition care specialty areas.  She has directed and led a team of dietetic professionals - including registered dietitians, dietetic technician-registered, and dietetic assistants in the provision of nutrition care practices in health promotion and medical nutritional therapy.  Carol has functioned in full autonomy for nutrition prescriptions within regulatory and institutional policies.  She has been a strong advocate for the advancement of food and nutrition services within the healthcare environment. 


In providing quality healthcare practices Carol has expertly translated evidence-based researching findings into pragmatic practice to benefit the population at large.  A primary goal she maintains is “Food First” while making every attempt to empower people to accomplish effective nutrition balance as interventions in balancing positive health and wellness.  Her goal is to continue to insure the person’s perspective is heard. 

She functions as an integral part of the healthcare team with the ability to see the small picture within the big picture.  She is able to quickly transition to different perspectives and settings as necessary.  She is efficiently organized and relishes the opportunity to processes related to the provision of medical nutrition therapy through critical review of literature and professional judgment.


Her areas of interest include writing, reading, movies, politics, news, food anthropology and food history, rehabilitative nutrition, and gerontological nutrition.  To review Carol's resume, click here: Resume Here.

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"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." 

Herman Melville