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Michelle Pecchenino, MA, R.D., Professor

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Coordinator, Foods and Nutrition

Contact Information:


  • Master of Arts (M.A) in Education,
    emphasis Curriculum and Instruction, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • Dietetic Internship, Community Hospitals of Central California, Fresno, CA
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dietetics and Food Administration
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Associate of Arts in General Education, Merced College, Merced, CA

Courses Taught:

  • (CLDV 05) Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • (NUTR 10) Nutrition traditional, online
  • (NUTR 39) Nutrition for the Young Child
  • (NUTR 44) Food Safety and Sanitation
  • (NUTR 43) Children and Weight Concerns
  • (NUTR 41) Infant and Toddler Feeding
  • (NUTR 36) Supervised Field Experience Foods and Nutrition

Noteworthy Accomplishments:

  • Grant Recipient, Family and Consumer Sciences Statewide Discipline Collaborative, project: garden at the Merced College Child Development Center
  • Grant Recipient, Catholic Healthcare West, project: hand washing and hand sanitizer program at local Catholic School
  • Author and designer of Kids Pick Me Ups, a video and healthy snack curriculum for 9-12 year olds through Merced County Department of Public Health
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, American Dietetic Association 1994