Sharon F. Dina, MS, CDN
Milford, CT 06460
Nutrition is the second career, but first love, for Sharon Dina.
She received her MS in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport
in 1996, nearly 20 years after earning her BS in Biology from Fairfield
University in 1977. The interim
years were spent first, raising and nurturing a family, then as an adult
brings that same nurturing and teaching style to her nutritional counseling.
Whether she sees clients for weight management, immune or metabolic
disorders, or conditions such as diabetes/hypoglycemia, allergies, ADD/ADHD, or
PMS, her philosophy is the same: Optimal
nutrition is key to optimal health. The
body has an amazing capacity to heal itself when given the right “tools.”
Good eating habits, combined with customized nutritional support are the fulcrum
by which the body balances itself.
Ms. Dina is a Designs for Health
Associate Nutritionist, a member of the American Dietetic Association and is
Connecticut State Certified. She
currently works both in community nutrition and in private practice.
Sharon Dina, MS, CDN, brings a
wealth of nutritional counseling experience to her private practice.
As the nutritionist at Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport,
Connecticut, she works with patients in all life stages, from prenatal to the
elderly. She counsels
individual patients with a wide range of disorders, including hyperlipidemia,
obesity, alcohol and substance abuse recovery, HIV/AIDs and diabetes. She also gives group presentations on various topics.
Some of her colleagues have been so impressed with the success of her
treatment protocols that they have become clients in her private practice.
Twice a month, she provides
nutritional counseling for Bread & Roses APAC (a positive alternative
clinic) in Norwalk and Bridgeport. Here
she counsels HIV(+) clients on diet and nutritional support for a healthy immune
Prior to and while earning her
Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition, she was an out-reach worker at the
Bridgeport Board of Education’s Parent Center, a position she came to hold
through her own volunteer work as a Bridgeport parent.
She became knowledgeable about different cultural assumptions and dietary
habits while working with the city’s culturally diverse population.
Dina brings an understanding
of, and appreciation for, the different lifestyle pressures on people today.
This mother of three children knows how to listen actively so she can
hear what the individual’s need is; she then customizes her treatment plan so
that it’s doable for the client. Her
goal is always to help her clients create optimal health through better