Marisa Gruenwald, MPH

Professional Biography

Background:

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a minor in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ms. Gruenwald worked for UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program. She was responsible for educating nursery-12th grade students in Brockton Public Schools on Marisa-head-shotproper nutrition, food safety in the kitchen, and exercise. She was also responsible for educating at-risk communities on healthy cooking methods and food safety in the kitchen. Following, Ms. Gruenwald earned her master’s degree from Boston University School of Public Health. She now works as a food safety consultant for Berger Food Safety Consulting. She has conducted hundreds of inspections throughout New England, and has worked as a consultant for Boston area establishments and venues such as: Gillette Stadium, TD Banknorth Garden, Anna’s Taqueria, Legendary Restaurant Group, Royal India Bistro, Fuddruckers New England, Samurai Boston and Grasshopper.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Nutrition Educator, UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program, August 2011-November 2012.
  • Certified Proctor for the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation’s ServSafe Certification Program.

Education:

  • Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Masters of Public Health (MPH) December, 2014
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
  • Bachelor of Science (BS): Public Health, May, 2011
  • Minor: Education, May 2011

Certification:

  • Berkshire AHEC Allergen Awareness Training Certified, 2015
  • ServSafe Certified, 2011
  • Certified BACCHUS peer health educator, 2009

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