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Connecticut Children’s registered dieticians and dietetic technicians care for children of all ages. The nutrition team supports several of the medical center’s subspecialty services, emphasizing patient- and family-centered care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.


Patricia Esposito, MS, RD, CNSC, CD-N Manager

Jennifer Zarrilli, RD, CNSC, CD-N Assistant Manager

Joanne Arena, MS, RD, CD-N 

Gina Barbetta, MS, RD, CD-N 

Danielle Bloom, RD 

Lauren Bush, RD, CSP, CD-N 

Beth Chatfield, MS, RD, CD-N 

Claire Dalidowitz, MS, MA, RD, CD-N (SOS Feeding certified) 

Susan Goodine, RD, CLC, CD-N 

Dorota Dziczek, DTR 

Patrice Hubert, MS, RDN, CD-N 

Kyle Lamprecht, MS, RD, CD-N 

Jayne McMurdy, MS, RD, CNSC, CD-N 

Dakota Michaud, DTR 

Nisha Patel, DTR 

Meredith Patenaude, DTR 

Katherine Podgwaite, DTR 

Pamela Rosow, MS, RD, CD-N 

Kate Samela, MS, RD, CSP, CD-N 

Gwyn Smith, DTR 

Ann Marie Spizzoucco, RD, CD-N 

Kaitlyn Stefanski, RD, CNSC, CD-N 

Kate Vance, RD, CNSC 

Diane Zaniewski, MS, RD, CNSC, CD-N 

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