Director, Child Wellness
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
As Director of Child Wellness at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Trisha Hardy is responsible for leading programs, solutions and partnerships related to Strong4Life, the Children Healthcare of Atlanta statewide movement to address childhood obesity and its related diseases. Hardy leads a dynamic team of dietitians, exercise physiologists, health educators, evaluation specialists and more.
Her team successfully creates and implements numerous evidence-based programs in Atlanta and communities statewide, reaching more than 300,000 families through healthcare providers, community events, camps, schools, and early childcare centers, just to name a few. Hardy and team members often serve as local experts in media stories about childhood obesity, nutrition, and physical activity.
Prior to joining Children’s, Hardy was Wellness Director at United Healthcare for four years where she was responsible for developing and implementing wellness strategies for a large public sector client. Before working at United, Hardy worked on public health campaigns for the CDC and for two separate Fortune 500 companies.
A Registered Dietitian, Hardy graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition. She earned her Bachelor of Science, Management and Finance in 1994 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter.