Tracey Brigman

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

Clinical Associate Professor; Director, FACS Education Program; Associate Director, National Center for Home Food Preservation, Host - Meals from the Field

Dr. Tracey Brigman is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Licensed Dietitian


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ed.D. Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development University of Georgia 2018
M.S. Foods and Nutrition UGA 1992
B.S. Dietetics Indiana University of PA 1990


FDNS 3600/3600L  Food Priniciples

FDNS 3610/3610L  Quantity Food Production

FDNS 4610  Food Service Procurement and Financial Management

FDNS 4260 Management of Foodservice Organizations

FDNS 2100 and FDNS 2100e  Human Nutrition

Culinary Skills Summer Academy - Educational sessions for basic cooking skills for high schoolers (2018 - 2020)

Weekend Sparks Academy - weekend skills sessions for middle and high school students (2018 - 2020)

Culinary Institute I/Cafeteria Confidential  - Training sessions for the Department of Education School Nutrition Program (2006 - 2019)

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
University of Georgia Director, Culinary Institute I 10
Life University DPD Program Director, Associate Professor 8
State wide Dietitian Georgia Department of Corrections 2.5
Clinical Dietitian Henry Medical Center 3


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Teacher of the Year Dept of Foods and Nutrition 2008 and 2016
Creswell Award FACS Alumni Board 2017
Student Career Development Recognition UGA Career Center 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023
Outstanding Professor UGA Student Government Association 2016
Distinguished Service to Media Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2022
Super Includer Diversity Award UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2023
Transfer Advocate Award UGA Office of Transfer Services 2023
Post Secondary Teacher of the Year Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences 2024


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Member 2020 - present National
Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences President Elect 2020 - present State
Georgia Nutrition Council Member 2020 - present State
Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics Member 1988 - 2006, 2020 - 2022 National
Barrow County School District Nutrition and Food Science Advisory Committee Advisory Board Member 2019 - present County
Foods and Nutrition Curriculum Committee Member 2020 - present Department
FACS Alumni Board Member 2006 - 2009, 2013 - 2016, 2018 - 2021 College
FDNS Alumni Relations Committee Member 2019 - present Department
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Juror/Scholarships February - April 2021, February - April 2022 National
Gwinnett County Public School System Advisory Board Member August 2021 - present County
Association for Career and Technical Education Member June 2021 - Present National
FACS Scholarship and Awards Committee Member December 2022 - Present College
FACS Peer Review of Teaching Committee Member 2021 - Present College
Nutrition and Food Science Advisory Committee Board Member April 2023 - present State

Areas of Expertise

Ingredient function in foods

Human Nutrition

Managing a food service establisment

Food Safety and Food Preservation

Leadership and Organizational Development

Adult Learning Theory

In the News

Featured Articles:

Are Probiotic Sodas, Stress Relieving Tonics, and Other So-Called Healthy Drinks Good for You? Consumer Reports

Best Weight Loss Diet for 2024, Named by Experts - and NO Calorie Counting Required NewsBeezer

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Tracey Brigman's Press Page

Current Classes

FDNS 3600/3600L - Food Principles

FDNS 4610 - Financial Management and Food Procurement

FDNS 2100 - Human Nutrition

FDNS 3610/3610L - Quantity Foods

FDNS 4620/6620 - Management of Foodservice Organizations


Textbook Reviews:

On Baking, 2nd edition

On Cooking 5th edition

Food for Fifty, 13th edition

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