Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

  • Extension Educator, Food Safety & Quality
  • Food Safety Specialist
Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN
425 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
Penn State University

University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-865-6953

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Safety Retail
  • Food Safety for Volunteer Groups
  • Home Food Preservation
  • Home and Consumer Food Safety
  • Nutrition

Sharon currently serves as an Extension Educator and Food Safety Specialist based at University Park. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a master’s degree in education from the Pennsylvania State University.

She provides community based educational programs related to retail and consumer food safety in Centre, Mifflin and Juniata counties. As Retail/Consumer Food Safety Program Team Leader her responsibilities include developing online educational programs, program management and coordination with Extension Educators across the state.

Sharon is also a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a licensed dietitian in the state of Pennsylvania.