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Sports RD Snippets

By Liz Wluka

Sports dietitians all have different career paths that have led them to where they are today. Join Liz Wluka, MS, RD, CSSD and her sports dietitian colleagues talk about their career paths to becoming a sports RD. Collegiate, professional, tactical and private practice sports dietitians will share "snippets" of their career path including advice, insight, challenges and the rewards of the profession. If you want to become a sports RD this podcast is for you!
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Collier Madaleno: University of Georgia
Collier Madaleno: University of Georgia
Pressure is a privilege! Collier Madaleno shares incredible advice for students and entry level RD’s looking to break into the field of performance football nutrition! Collier talks all about bowl prep, behind the scenes of fueling the College Football Playoff, the value of lifelong recruiting, and so much more! Collier Madaleno is finishing up her fourth season as the University of Georgia’s Director of Football Performance Nutrition. Before Georgia she served in a similar position as head of football nutrition at the University of Florida. Collier grew up in Athens Georgia interested in food, nutrition, and college athletics. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama and got her Dietetic internship and masters from Georgia State University. Collier was able to work in Alabama’s Sports Nutrition Department and at IMG in their NFL combine training program. This episode is sponsored by Momentous. Use the code RDSNIPPETS20 to get 20% your order. Check out their website at livemomentous.org
01:01:03
December 28, 2022
Lisa Clarke: Houston Astros
Lisa Clarke: Houston Astros
Fueling the World Series! Lisa Clarke has an incredible story on how she became the major league dietitian for the Houston Astros. Lisa shares advice on how to break into the field, baseball specific nutrition, and how to capitalize on unique opportunities in your career path. Lisa also shares the behind the scenes of fueling the World Series!  Lisa Clarke began her position as the Major League Dietitian in February of 2022. Lisa serves as the nutritional resource for the Astros players, coaches, support staff and medical staff. As part of her duties, she coordinates and executes nutrition programming, which includes medical nutrition therapy and performance nutrition. The athlete’s progress is monitored and evaluated by combining their individual blood work, body composition, supplements, and hydration plans. Lisa oversees organization of home and travel nutrition and catering, assists the Astros Head Dietitian with the development of the department’s policies and procedures, and supervises the AAA Minor League Dietitian. Prior to her position as the Major League Dietitian, she served as the AAA Minor League Dietitian Apprentice for the Astros 2021 season, assisting in the 2021 Post Season as well. In this position she oversaw the AAA Minor League athletes’ nutritional needs and individual performance fueling plans, as well as organized home and travel nutrition and catering. Before working for the Astros, she was the Director of Sports Nutrition at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, serving as the dietitian for 15 teams competing at the Division I level. Prior to Lamar Athletics, she served as the primary sports dietitian for the spirit squads and assisted the football dietitian at the University of Texas at Austin. Lisa earned her bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her master’s degree in Sports Nutrition at Auburn University. She is a Registered Dietitian, licensed in the state of Texas, and is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). This episode is sponsored by Momentous. Use the code RDSNIPPETS20 to get 20% your order. Check out their website at livemomentous.org
59:08
December 07, 2022
Emily Kaley: Washington Nationals
Emily Kaley: Washington Nationals
Mentors are key! Emily Kaley talks all about her incredible mentors that have helped her become the Sport RD that she is today! Emily has a unique path that will inspire and motivate anyone that listens. Emily Kaley, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, ISAK 2 is in her 7th year as a Sports Dietitian and just finished up her first season with the Washington Nationals as their MiLB Performance Nutrition Coordinator and the Nationals first full-time dietitian within the organization.  Emily joined the Nationals after two seasons with the New York Mets as their MiLB Performance Nutrition Coordinator and the organizations first full-time dietitian (2019-2020).  In 2021 Emily was invited to assess the next generation of baseball talent at the inaugural MLB Draft Combine where she completed ISAK skinfold measurements on all draft players.  From 2017-2018, she served as Madison Square Garden’s first assistant performance dietitian working with the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, Westchester Knicks and Hartford Wolfpack.  She worked as an assistant performance dietitian within the Chicago Cubs organization in 2017, and worked for the United States Olympic Committee Swimming and Track & Field teams as a sports nutrition consultant leading up to Rio 2016.  Emily graduated from Simmons College in Boston, Mass. in 2013 where she played lacrosse.  In 2017, she received her master of Sports Nutrition from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs and went on to Culinary School at Culinary Tech Center in Manhattan where she obtained her certificate in commercial cooking and catering and completed her externship under French Chef, Jean-Georges.  Emily greatly enjoys cooking and exercising, she was also bit by a huge travel bug and likes to explore and experience different cities and countries as much as possible.  You’ll find Emily in Brooklyn, NY with her family and cute baby nephew during the offseason! This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Visit their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS20 at checkout to get 20% off your order!
01:05:35
October 05, 2022
Brittney Bearden: Notemeal
Brittney Bearden: Notemeal
Trust the Equation! Brittney talks all about importance of trusting your journey to becoming a Sports RD. From graduate assistant, to full-time performance dietitian, to consultant, to sales, Brittney has done it all. In this episode you'll learn the behind the scenes of consulting and sales!   Brittney Bearden is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with over 10 years experience in college and professional sports. Brittney started her career in college athletics as a Graduate Assistant Sports Dietitian at Auburn University and went on to be the Performance Dietitian at Indiana University. From there, Brittney was the Sports Nutrition Manager at Texas Health Sports Medicine where she worked with individual athletes and teams. During her time there, she worked with the Dallas Mavericks, FC Dallas, the Dallas Wings, and Southern Methodist University. She has been a sports nutrition contributor on the Golf Channel as well as an adjunct professor for Sports Nutrition at the University of Texas at Arlington. Brittney currently works as an Account Executive at Notemeal, which is the leading athlete performance nutrition platform. Brittney graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's in Nutritional Sciences and went on to obtain her Master's in Exercise Physiology at Auburn University. Brittney completed her dietetic internship with an emphasis in Medical Nutrition Therapy at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Visit their website at live momentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS20 at checkout to get 20% off your order!  
51:32
September 07, 2022
Football Training Camp w/Peter Ritz: Northwestern University
Football Training Camp w/Peter Ritz: Northwestern University
Training Camp is HERE! Peter Ritz talks all about his role as an Advanced Clinical Dietitian for Football, and shares early lessons learned in his career as a Sports RD. Veteran and experienced Sports RD's also share their advice for students working their first training camp! Is being a Football Only Sports RD for you? Find out in this episode!  Peter Ritz is currently an Advanced Clinical Dietitian with Northwestern Medicine serving as the team dietitian for Northwestern Football. Peter came to the program in March of 2020 after three years working with Virginia Tech. In addition to providing clinical nutrition counseling and education, Peter is also heavily involved in the department's research and sports science efforts. A Texas native, he earned Bachelor’s degrees in both Nutritional Science and Kinesiology at Texas A&M in 2015, and a master’s degree concentrated in Applied Nutrition and Physical Activity at Virginia Tech in 2019. Peter is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with 9 years of experience working within college athletics, specifically college football. He was awarded with the 2018-2019 CPSDA Research Grant for his work entitled "The Omega-3 Status of Collegiate Athletes" which he presented in May of 2019 at the CPSDA Annual Meeting and was recently published. Links to his most publications will be linked in the show notes. Dietary and Biological Assessment of the Omega-3 Status of Collegiate Athletes: A Cross-Sectional Analysis https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0228834 Gatorade Sports Science Exchange #212: Promoting Optimal Omega-3 Fatty Acid Status in Athletes https://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/Article/promoting-optimal-omega-3-fatty-acid-status-in-athletes This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Visit their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS at checkout to get 20% off your order! 
01:06:44
August 03, 2022
Transitioning into a New Role w/ Nicole Kiley: Iowa State University
Transitioning into a New Role w/ Nicole Kiley: Iowa State University
Transitioning into a New Role! Nicole Kiley was recently named the Assistant Athletics Director of Nutrition at Iowa State! Nicole talks all about how her past experiences set her up for success in this new role. She shares advice for new directors, professionalism in the workplace, and redefining your dream job!  Nicole Kiley is currently the Assistant Athletics Director for Nutrition at Iowa State. Kiley comes to Iowa State from UNLV, where she served as Director of Performance Nutrition from 2017-22. Kiley's exceptional department leadership helped to support the clinical and sport performance needs of UNLV's 515 student-athletes. She was integral in the launch and management of their first athlete-only training table and fueling stations. Kiley maximized relationships with the School of Hospitality and School of Health Sciences to expand her nutrition and culinary team, further enhancing the sport nutrition presence across athletics at UNLV. She is a master's level registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics with over seven years of experience in collegiate and professional sports. This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Visit their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS20 at checkout to get 20% off your order!
01:05:02
July 06, 2022
Episode 50: Life Update!
Episode 50: Life Update!
Episode 50- Crazy that halfway to 100 happens to fall on this episode! I reflect on closing one chapter and turning the page to another. I share life lessons, advice and insight on my first full-time job. So many changes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! PS: I'm coming HOME!!
14:50
June 05, 2022
March Madness w/Leigh Hullett: University of Notre Dame
March Madness w/Leigh Hullett: University of Notre Dame
Basketball Fuels! Leigh Hullet and I talk all about fueling behind the scenes of March Madness. We are answering all of your questions from Instagram in this episode today! Leigh recently became the Director of Sports Nutrition at University of Notre Dame and has incredible advice on how she landed the role. You won't want to miss this one! Leigh Hullett is the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Notre Dame. She is a registered dietitian working to help student-athletes optimize performance, recovery, and health through nutrition. Not going far from Indianapolis, where she was born and raised, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Indiana University in 2016 and completed her Dietetic Internship with Wellness Workdays in Hingham, Massachusetts; specializing in Sports Nutrition. Leigh found her way to Notre Dame by doing part of her dietetic internship with the Sports Nutrition department, and quickly felt right at home. Prior to beginning her dietetic internship, she traveled to Bali, Indonesia for a month to study yoga and become a certified yoga instructor. She loves to find ways to combine yoga health, and nutrition on a daily basis, and hopes to continue to grow in both areas. Currently in her fifth year at Notre Dame, Leigh oversees two full time dietitians and 14 student-workers continuing to grow and strengthen their department. Leigh works with Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Baseball, Men’s Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Rowing and Cheerleading. She loves connecting with students and helping them achieve their goals by empowering them with positive and attainable nutrition goals and education. This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Visit their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS20 at checkout to get 20% off your order!
54:48
May 04, 2022
Taylor Lile: US Army- Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F)/Private Practice
Taylor Lile: US Army- Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F)/Private Practice
Tactical Nutrition! Taylor Lile shares the behind the scenes of her role with the US Army in the Holistic Health and Fitness Program. Taylor has incredible advice for sports dietitians on work-life balance while still thriving in your role as a Sports RD. Interested in a 40-hour work week that compensates well? This episode is for you! Taylor Lile, MSc, RDN, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, with over nine years of sports nutrition experience working with NCAA division I and professional athletes and military combat forces. Her interest in sports nutrition began in high school through her own experience as an athlete and how diet impacted her performance. At the University of Oklahoma, she was a sports nutrition volunteer with the football team, while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. In graduate school at Loughborough University in England, Taylor worked with the Nottingham Panthers of EIHL as a sports dietitian while earning her Master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. Taylor has worked as a sports dietitian at Clemson University, the University of Oregon, West Virginia University, with the NFL Dallas Cowboys, Gatorade Sports Science Institute working with the NBA G-League Texas Legends team and currently with the US Army Command Forces. Taylor has written blog content for Dairy MAX, a non-profit dairy council, and speaks at a variety of health and nutrition engagements to various businesses and companies. Taylor is the CEO and founder of Taylored for Performance, LLC, a business created to provide nutritional services to elite athletes educating on optimal eating around training to enhance performance and healthier lifestyles. This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Visit their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS 20 at checkout to get 20% off your order!
53:42
March 09, 2022
Special Episode! 25 Lessons I've Learned as a Sports RD
Special Episode! 25 Lessons I've Learned as a Sports RD
25K Downloads!  With 25,000 downloads since the podcast started in August of 2020 I’m sharing 25 lessons I’ve learned as Sports RD! Thank you all so much for listening and spreading the word!  My top 6 lessons! 1. Go with your gut 2. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it 3. Go for it! 4. Always have an agenda 5. Over communicate 6. Write a thank you note 47 Episodes down and so many more Sports RD’s to go! Thank you for being here! Cheers to 25K more! This episode is sponsored by Momentous. Check out their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS20 for 20% off your order!
20:57
February 23, 2022
LaReine Schock-Leonard: West Virginia University
LaReine Schock-Leonard: West Virginia University
You have to go through the fire to become the fire! LaReine Schock-Leonard talks all about the value of hard work, patience and loving what you do! LaReine shares the challenges she faced early on in her career and she overcame it. We also talk about LaReine's amazing Linkedin post and her thoughts behind the graphic! Early RD's this one is for you!  A native of Rose Hill, Kansas, Schock-Leonard became Director of Olympic Sports Nutrition at West Virginia University after serving nine months as the director of sports nutrition for North Dakota State University, where she was responsible for all of the nutritional needs of the university’s 450 student-athletes. She also aided in the development of a new eating disorder treatment protocol for Bison athletics. Prior to that, she served as a sports nutrition graduate assistant for the Ole Miss volleyball and softball teams. She completed her dietetic internship at Ole Miss in May 2020, where she completed specialty rotations with Clemson Olympic Sports Nutrition and Ole Miss football sports nutrition. She also served as a sports nutrition intern at Tulsa University in the summer and fall of 2016. Schock-Leonard graduated from Wichita State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science in 2016 and from the University of Mississippi with a Master of Science degree in Food and Nutrition Services. She completed more than 1,300 hours of supervised practice in clinical, food service, public health and sports performance with an emphasis in sports as part of her dietetic internship at the University of Mississippi. This Episode is sponsored by Momentous! Use the code RDSNIPPETS to get 20% your order of $40 or more. Check out their website at livemomentous.com 
46:05
February 02, 2022
Jana Heitmeyer: University of Georgia
Jana Heitmeyer: University of Georgia
Say YES to opportunities that will serve you! Jana Heitmeyer has incredible advice for early dietitians on how to have a sustainable career as a Sports RD. Jana Heitmeyer has served as the UGAAA Director of Sports Nutrition since September 2017. In March 2019, she was elected to act as one of nine members of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association Board of Directors. Before coming to Georgia, Heitmeyer was the Director of Sports Nutrition at both Baylor University (May 2015-August 2017) and the University of Missouri (January 2007-May 2015). Also at Missouri, she served as Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning from February 2006 to January 2007. Heitmeyer received a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University in 2003 before going on to earn her Master of Education and Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at the University of Missouri. She has two sons: Gage (8) and Zayden (4). This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Check out their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS at checkout for 20% your order of $40 or more!
41:04
January 10, 2022
Student/Early RD Panel
Student/Early RD Panel
Calling ALL Students and Early Professionals! This episode features an undergrad student, dietetic intern and an Early RD in the field! We talk all about the hardest part of where each panelist is in their career path right now, best advice on communication with supervisors/mentors, how to overcome imposter syndrome and more!  Nancy Siegel is currently a junior in the Didactic program of Dietetics at the Ohio State University majoring in Human Nutrition/Dietetics with the ultimate goal of becoming a Sports RD. She is working as the head undergraduate leader of the Sports Nutrition Club which includes working in fuel zones, creating volunteer schedules, and facilitating general membership meetings with the performance nutrition team. Right now, she spends her time with football, men and women’s basketball, and men’s ice hockey teams. She also owns a small business titled “Nutrition ‘N Nancy” that produces homemade protein bites that are sold at local farmers markets and business wholesale. Her education thus far has helped her business and inspired her to help athletes fuel to win every day. She’s focused her undergraduate career on gaining experience in many areas of the field such as with clinical nutrition working as a dietary aide, volunteering in community nutrition, and becoming an active member of the Student Dietetic Association. These experiences have led her to pursue a career in sports nutrition as she spends her time at OSU and pursues graduate school in the future. Chelsea Shafer graduated from Purdue University in December of 2020 where she also served as a fueling station manager for Purdue Athletics. She has now moved on to be a dietetic intern at Duke University through the Wellness Workdays program working with the soccer and basketball teams for a 20 week rotation. Chelsea has also been on the CPSDA student committee since Fall 2020 and will continue her role as co-chair until Fall 2022. Alex Winnicki was a Robot Programmer for John Deere, but gave up the 9 to 5 in order to pursue professional cycling. After a brief stint on the UCI professional cycling team Cyclus Sports Alex saw a need for evidence-based nutrition education among athletes. After completing his education in nutrition and dietetics at Appalachian State and Lamar University Alex was accepted into the Gatorade SNIP Fellowship program through Northwestern University. Currently, In his fellowship role he is the lead sports dietitian for men's and women's soccer, assisting RD for football, fuel bar manager, and is deeply involved in data collection for performance nutrition related research. Upon completing my fellowship at NU in March of 2022, Alex will continue to work towards obtaining CSSD and CSCS and pursue career opportunities in performance nutrition.  On a personal note Alex loves exploring the Chicago restaurant scene with my amazing girlfriend and also RD Mckayla Braender, He also love cycling, weight lifting, playing guitar, and nerding out over nutrition related research.  This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Check out their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS at checkout for 20% your order of $40 or more!
01:04:38
November 10, 2021
Wendy Sterling: Private Practice
Wendy Sterling: Private Practice
You can't fix everyone! Wendy Sterling shares incredible advice for dietitians working with eating disorders in sport. Wendy talks all about the plate by plate approach, biggest mistakes dietitians make when working with eating disorders, and the value of networking!  Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Approved Supervisor through the International Eating Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics in the Bay Area in California. She has consulted for the Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, NY Jets, and NY Islanders. She is the co-author of How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder, No Weigh! A Teens Guide to Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom and the forthcoming, Raising Body Positive Teens: A Parent's Guide to Diet-Free Living, Exercise and Body Image.  She maintains a private practice and is now seeing patients virtually. For more on her practice, check out her website at: www.sterlingnutrition.com. Follow her on Instagram at @wendy_sterling and @platebyplateapproach   or  Twitter: @WendyMSRD.  This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Check out their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS at checkout for 20% your order of $40 or more!
48:25
October 20, 2021
Alicia Kendig Glass: United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Alicia Kendig Glass: United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Travel while you can! Alicia Kendig Glass talks all about her role working with Olympians! Alisha shares the behind the scenes of Tokyo, Rio and London and lessons learned at the Olympic games. Alisha also shares great advice for early Sports RD's that you won't want to miss!  USOC Senior Sport Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics Alicia Glass is in her 10th year working for United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. She provides nutrition support and services at home and on the road during domestic and international travel for the USA Track and Field and USA Swimming National teams and athletes. Before that she spent time with and lent her expertise to the Winter Olympic Sports at the USOPC, and worked at US Anti-Doping Agency to educate athletes on the risks dietary supplement use and benefits of a fine-tuned nutrition plan. Glass holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a master’s degree in public health nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Check out Team USA Nutrition Resources/Factsheets: https://www.teamusa.org/nutrition This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Check out their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS at checkout for 20% your order of $40 or more! 
48:05
October 06, 2021
Lindsay Langford: Ascension St. Vincent Sports Performance
Lindsay Langford: Ascension St. Vincent Sports Performance
You can do hard things! Lindsay shares incredible advice to early sports dietitians, students and mentors! Lindsay talks all about her unique role working with a variety of athletes and shares the behind the scenes of fueling the USWNT at the Olympic Games in Tokyo! Lindsay Langford is a Registered Dietitian and a board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Lindsay received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Alabama and Masters from Louisiana Tech University.  Lindsay has been with Ascension St. Vincent Sports Performance (ASVSP) for 13 years working with athletes from middle school to the professional level.  Through ASVSP, she consults or has consulted with teams such as:  Indiana Pacers, Butler University, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Fever and US Soccer Women’s National Team.  Lindsay is married with two young boys and enjoys all things outdoors, traveling and house projects (and Davids Buddah Blend Tea) This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Use the code RDSNIPPETS at checkout to get 20% off your order $40 or more! Check out their website at livemomentous.com
45:43
September 22, 2021
Kari Oliver: LA Kings
Kari Oliver: LA Kings
Boundaries are Key! Kari Oliver talks all about the importance of setting boundaries, taking care of yourself, and finding out who you are outside of being a Sports RD. Kari also shares the behind the scenes of fueling professional hockey players!   Kari Oliver joined the LA Kings Hockey Organization as the team’s first full-time sports dietitian in February of 2021.  Prior to beginning with the Kings, Kari spent five- and one-half years providing nutrition support to the Fighting Irish football team, among a multitude of other teams, at the University of Notre Dame. As the Director of Sports Nutrition for Football, Kari coordinated all meals and snacks at home and away, oversaw Training Table, conducted body composition testing, provided nutrition counseling and education talks, coordinated cooking demos and grocery store tours, and provided medical nutrition therapy services to the Irish student-athletes.  Additionally, she served on the Athletics Supplement Committee.  One of her proudest accomplishments was developing a partnership with Cultivate Culinary, a local food rescue company, with a mission of providing balanced meals to the underserved and overlooked populations of Michiana. Prior to working at Notre Dame, Oliver was a Lifestyle Educator at Kaiser Permanente for three and one- half years, educating and counseling those with physical limitations and various medical conditions on exercise and healthy living practices. She also completed sports nutrition internships at USC and Baylor. Oliver received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a Concentration of Exercise science from California Baptist University, and her master’s degree in Nutritional Science from California State University – Los Angeles. Rotations in her DI included Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department men’s and women’s jails, and with USC Athletics. Oliver was a four-year member of the CBU women’s volleyball team, playing libero and serving as captain her senior year. In her free time, Oliver enjoys seeking out coffee shop gems, being outdoors, playing volleyball, traveling, live theatre, baking, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends. This episode is sponsored by Momentous. Use the code RDSNIPPETS at checkout to get 20% off your order. Check out their website and their Collagen Peptides at livemomentous.com. 
50:53
September 08, 2021
Special Episode: 1 Year of the Podcast!
Special Episode: 1 Year of the Podcast!
1 Year of Sports RD Snippets!  In this episode, I’ll be answering all your questions about the podcast! Meredith Price, the very first Sports RD guest on the show will be interviewing me this time around. Meredith asks me all about the behind the scenes, the hardest part about starting a podcast, and more!  Thank you all so much for listening and spreading the word. I appreciate all your messages and feedback throughout this past year. Can't wait to bring on my upcoming guests heading into year 2!  This episode is sponsored by Momentous. Use the exclusive code RDSNIPPETS at checkout to get 20% your order. Check out their website at livemomentous.com
45:15
August 25, 2021
Panel: NCAA Food & Supplement History, including Deregulation
Panel: NCAA Food & Supplement History, including Deregulation
The FIRST Panel Episode!  We are talking all about the NCAA Food and Supplement History, including Deregulation! Amy Freel, Randy Bird, Allison Maurer, Leah Thomas and Caroline Mandel share the behind the scenes of what it was like fueling student-athletes before and after deregulation. You won’t want to miss the conversation with these veteran Sports RD’s. This episode will give you a new perspective and appreciation for our profession to better understand where it was, where it is, and where it's going. Each panelist shares invaluable advice for current and aspiring sports dietitians.   Panelists:   Amy Freel- Executive Director of CPSDA, founding member of CPSDA Randy Bird: Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Virginia, founding member of CPSDA Allison Maurer: Director of Sports Nutrition and Fueling for the Pittsburgh Pirates Caroline Mandel: Director of Sports Nutrition at University of Michigan Leah Thomas: Assistant Athletic Director for Student- Athlete Development at Georgia Tech This episode is sponsored by Momentous. Use the discount code RDSNIPPETS at checkout to get 20% of your order! Head to their website livemomentous.com to place your order! 
01:17:00
August 11, 2021
Annie Hogan Lowry: Momentous
Annie Hogan Lowry: Momentous
You can't hire a resume, you hire a person! Annie will inspire you to believe in yourself, ask for help when you need it, and remind you the importance of building relationships. Annie shares her unique experience as a sports dietitian in collegiate athletics and her transition into the supplement world! Annie Hogan Lowry is currently the Director of Team Sales for Momentous. She began her career in sports nutrition while completing the coordinated program at Indiana State University.  While completing her RD and getting her master's in Applied Health Science, she worked as a team manager for football to get as much exposure to college football as possible. Annie worked at the University of Tennessee as Allison Maurer's first paid assistant in 2013.  She then took the Director of Sports Nutrition at Baylor for two years.  Annie then moved to the Director of Sports Nutrition at Tulsa to begin the school's first Sports Nutrition program. Lowry earned her bachelor’s degree in History, minoring in business administration from Western Kentucky University in 2006. She earned her master’s degree in applied health science from Indiana State University while completing the coordinated program in dietetics in 2012. Annie has now landed in the sports supplement world as the Director of Team Sales for Momentous while she raises her 4 and 3-year-old boys while married to Calvin Lowry, the wide receivers coach at the University of Tulsa. This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Check out their website at livemomentous.com and use the code RDSNIPPETS for 25% off your order.  
01:09:09
July 28, 2021
Jennifer Brunelli: Consultant
Jennifer Brunelli: Consultant
Take your confidence to the next level! Jennifer Brunelli talks all about NASCAR nutrition, her role on the Gatorade Women's Advisory Board, and her top tips to being a confident female in a male dominant industry.    Jennifer (VanAssen) Brunelli MS, RD, LDN is the creator and owner of RDpro, LLC, a nutrition consulting business in the Charlotte, NC area that she opened in July 2011.  Jennifer graduated from the Darla Moore School of business at USC in 2004.  She is a 7-time All American swimmer and Athletics Hall of Fame athlete at the University of South Carolina.  Jennifer and her team do nutrition programming development for teams, provide nutrition education, meal planning, body composition assessments, food intolerances and allergy testing, corporate wellness, performance kitchen design, supplement analysis, and more. She works with a wide range of clientele in varying age groups, health and body knowledge, and gender. Her roster of clients has included being the NFL’s Carolina Panthers team dietitian for 6 seasons, NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing team dietitian for 5 seasons, Hendrick Motorsports in her first season, supporting to build NC State and the Charlotte 49ers University athletic department sports nutrition department, and LEAD which is a female Olympian run business that stands to help young female athletes gain leadership skills and confidence in and out of their sport.  Jennifer also has a thriving media presence on behalf of food boards, food companies, and supplement companies that support furthering education for athletes and safe training for clients.  Most recently she was appointed to the first ever Gatorade Women's Advisory Board alongside some of the most impactful athletes and female presences in sport. Jennifer has two children, Sloane (7) and Nathaniel (6) who are already active athletes (and little gamecock fans!)!  Jennifer can be reached for business opportunities through social media at @sportsRDpro and @theRDpro, or her website theRDpro.com. This episode is sponsored by Momentous! Try PR Lotion now with the exclusive discount and use code RDSnippets at checkout for 25% off your order. Go to their website amphuman.com/rdsnippets to place your order. 
01:19:57
July 14, 2021
Jackie Barcal: IMG Academy
Jackie Barcal: IMG Academy
Feel the fear and do it anyway! Jackie Barcal will inspire you to follow your passion and chase your Sports RD dream! Jackie Barcal is the Head of Nutrition at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. In her role, she leads a team of dietitians who help maximize student-athlete performance by equipping them with the knowledge and resources to fuel themselves now and in the future. In addition working with middle and high schoolers, Jackie works with campers, collegiate & pro athletes as well as corporate groups. Jackie always knew she wanted to make an impact on high school athletes having not been exposed to nutrition information as a teenager. Prior to IMG, Jackie attended the University of Wyoming where she was a Graduate Assistant in athletics while pursuing a masters. Before Wyoming, Jackie was a member of the inaugural Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program (SNIP) at the University of Alabama in 2013. Jackie was awarded the CPSDA Service Award at the annual conference in 2019 for her contributions and service to the field. A native of California, her passion for sports nutrition emerged during her time competing in Division II softball at California State University, Stanislaus where she earned a bachelor’s in Business Administration Finance. She continued her education at CSU Sacramento earning a second bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at Fresno State. This episode is sponsored by Momentous. If you would like to try the Momentous plant-based protein, just visit livemomentous.com/professional-team to submit your email, and they will get back to you with free samples and info on all their products. 
01:01:40
June 30, 2021
Seb Zorn: Stanford University
Seb Zorn: Stanford University
The VALUE of experience is key! Seb Zorn talks all about his role as Sports RD at the collegiate and pro levels, advice for students that want to work with football and he also shares his most cringe worthy sports RD moment!  Sebastian co-founded the Cal Poly Sports Nutrition program while studying there for his undergrad. He then worked at Ohio State where he completed his masters while working with the ohio state football team for two years. He then did a fellowship with the Chicago Bears under Jenn Gibson. Following that he became a team sports dietitian for the university of Illinois and aided the team to their first bowl game in years. Sebastian is currently the Director of Football Nutrition at Stanford University. He is passionate about educating future sports dietitians, innovating into the future of the field, and supporting the development of world class athletes. He is interested in scaling individualized nutrition recommendations to optimize athlete nutrition. This episode is sponsored by Momentous! For RD Snippets listeners, Momentous is offering 20% off your first purchase of $40 or more when you use code RDSNIPPETS at checkout. So go take a look at their website and their Collagen Peptides at livemomentous.com, and don’t forget to use code RDSNIPPETS for 20% off your first purchase of $40 or more.” Visit livemomentous.com for more information!
01:04:34
June 16, 2021
Allison Maurer: Pittsburgh Pirates
Allison Maurer: Pittsburgh Pirates
Veteran Sports RD Alert!! Allison Maurer shares her take on the biggest mistakes early Sports RD’s make in their career and she also shares some breaking news you won’t want to miss! Allison Maurer is a veteran sports dietitian with more than 16 years of experience fueling athletes from high school, collegiate, to professional athletes.  She is the Director of Sports Nutrition and Fueling with the Pittsburgh Pirates where she works with the Major League team all the way through the players at the Academy in the Dominican Republic. In the off-season, Allison teaches sports nutrition at Knoxville Catholic High School and volunteers with the football team as a strength and conditioning coach. Previously, Maurer spent nearly nine years as the Sports Dietitian at the University of Tennessee (2007-2016) where she oversaw the performance nutrition for all sports.  Some of her duties included body composition testing on athletes, individual and team nutrition education, grocery shopping trips, cooking demonstrations and traveling with various sports to plan and manage meals on the road. Before the University of Tennessee, Maurer was the Sports Dietitian and an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Colorado, Boulder (2004-2007) where she trained men’s and women’s golf, women’s tennis, cheer and dance and was an assistant with football. Maurer served on the board of directors for The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) for 6 years.  She is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD), a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), Level I ISAK certified,and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Maurer resides in Knoxville, Tennessee with her three boys Manuel (Manny) (14), Emilio (11) and Nico (8) This episode is sponsored by Momentous!  Momentous would like to invite anyone interested in their pro portal to provide this audience the highest level of value, where you’ll get 30% off and free ground shipping on orders over $50. If you’d to take advantage of this offer, please contact Annie Hogan Lowry, Chris DiSanto, or Jenna Stangland to take advantage of this offer. Visit their website at livemomentous.com to learn more about their products.  
01:02:43
June 02, 2021
30 for 30 Episode!
30 for 30 Episode!
The “30 for 30” Episode! I’m hitting rewind and taking you back to the beginning. There have been 30 interviews on the podcast so far and in this episode I highlight 1-2 takeaways from each Sports RD guest to close out the season. Each episode has been packed with so much advice and inspo that you won't want to forget! I’ll be back in June for the start of Season 3 with another Sports RD guest! Thank you so much for listening and spreading the word about Sports RD Snippets. I appreciate you all!  If you could tell your younger RD self one thing, what would you say? 
43:24
April 14, 2021
Jessica Isaacs: UCLA
Jessica Isaacs: UCLA
The final interview of Season 2! Jessica Isaacs has an incredible journey to becoming a sports dietitian. Jessica shares advice for up- and-coming Sports RD's and takes us behind the scenes of her social media!  Jessica Isaacs is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, a Performance Dietitian at UCLA, and also operates a virtual private practice. She completed undergrad at Purdue University where she also interned under the Director of Sports Nutrition, Lauren Link. Jessica’s professional career as a Sports Dietitian began at Kobe Bryant’s MAMBA Sports Academy, where she worked with hundreds of athletes from youth to pro, providing 1-1 performance nutrition counseling, group education opportunities. She also supported MAMBA’s NFL pre-combine and NBA pre-draft programs, and had the opportunity to support Kobe’s MAMBA Pro Invitational Camp which hosted several top NBA players. Jessica now works with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams at UCLA, operating as an integral part of the performance team. She also recently partnered with All Access Dietetics to launch the Real World Sports Nutrition Toolkit where she shares advice that helped fast track her sports dietetics career and is packed with resources for aspiring sports dietitians. Jessica believes in cutting through the B.S. of nutrition misinformation and diet culture, and uses social media as a creative way to share her performance nutrition messages, making educational content, graphics, and lots of TikToks and Reels. Follow Jessica on social media @jessicathesportsrd 
35:50
April 07, 2021
Julia Zalewski: University of Arkansas
Julia Zalewski: University of Arkansas
Know your worth and know your value! Julia Zalewski talks about her mentors in the field, the pros and cons to working at a Power 5 institution vs outside the Power 5, as well as the key lessons learned when transitioning into a new role! We recorded this episode while Julia was still at Tulsa, before starting her new role at Arkansas!  Julia Zalewski started last week as the Football Dietitian for the University of Arkansas. Previously she was Director of Sports Nutrition for The University of Tulsa athletics department for 2+ years working under the Athletic Performance staff. She came to Tulsa following one season as the Director of Sports Nutrition at New Mexico State University. Zalewski was the first dietitian at NMSU, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the sports nutrition program for all 15 intercollegiate teams. Prior to her time at NMSU, Julia a Gatorade SNIP at Northwestern University, mentored by Katie Knappenberger. There she worked with football, women’s basketball, women’s soccer and baseball. Before that, she was a graduate intern in sports nutrition for Beth Wolfgram at the University of Utah while completing the Coordinated Master’s Program. Julia completed her bachelors in Biology from St. Olaf College.
35:58
March 31, 2021
Jordan Mazur: San Francisco 49ers
Jordan Mazur: San Francisco 49ers
Pro Football Sports Dietitian! Jordan Mazur is currently the Director of Performance Nutrition and Sports Dietitian for the San Francisco 49ers. He obtained his bachelor's of science degree in nutritional science from the University of Connecticut and master's of science in exercise science with a concentration in sports nutrition from the Florida State University where he also completed his dietetic internship. Jordan also work as an advisor and ambassador to many nutrition and health brands to elevate and create education around their brands from a nutrition and human performance perspective.Additionally Jordan writes and contributes to many media publication including Men’s Journal. His passion is sports and his drive is to make athletes the very best that they can be - helping people become efficient running machines.
56:60
March 24, 2021
Christina Chu: Consultant
Christina Chu: Consultant
Every Connection Matters! Christina Chu has been an RD for 1 full year! Christina talks all about what it’s like to be a new RD in a pandemic, how to gain sports nutrition experience during this time, and the importance of having a mentor. Christina Chu is a performance dietitian consultant based out of Chicago, IL. She works with athletes from youth to professional to optimize their nutrition to fuel their lifestyle. She became a dietitian in February 2020, shortly before the start of a global pandemic. During this time, Christina was able to develop and implement sports nutrition programs in Chicago-area performance centers and clinics to best support high-level athletes in the Windy City. Christina is a double terrier, having completed her Bachelor's and Master's Degree at Boston University. She conducted her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Needham, and has had past performance nutrition experiences at Boston University Athletics Fueling Station and an elective rotation at the UFC Performance Institute. In addition to being a dietitian, Christina also teaches cycling classes at Equinox and conducts corporate wellness seminars. She is a former personal trainer, tennis instructor, and writer. You can find her at @ChristinaYChu on Instagram.
46:08
March 17, 2021
Clint Wattenberg: UFC Performance Institute
Clint Wattenberg: UFC Performance Institute
Combat and Weight Class Sports Nutrition!  Clint Wattenberg is a veteran Sports RD that has an incredible journey to becoming a sports dietitian. Clint talks all about his experience as a student athlete and sports dietitian at the collegiate level, eating disorders in sport, and his experience working with combat and weight class sports athletes at the UFC Performance Institute. Clint Wattenberg is the Director of Performance Nutrition at the UFC Performance Institute. Since starting at the UFC PI in 2017 at the program’s creation, Clint has helped guide the nutrition program to include (soon-to-be) four full-time sports dietitians and a vibrant internship program focused on building the next generation of combat and weight class sports nutrition. Contributing to the growth of the field has been a focus of Clint’s career seen through the development of the Combat & Weight Class Sports Summit, the publication of his eBook Performance Nutrition for Wrestlers and his commitment to professional mentorship of emerging sports dietitians. Clint is also responsible for managing the expansion and coordination of the UFC PI Nutrition Team to include the UFC PI Shanghai and support service expansion that includes comprehensive culinary integration and nutrition team support of all UFC events. Prior to joining the UFC, Clint served as the Coordinator of Sports Nutrition at his alma mater Cornell University.  In addition to supporting the Big Red’s 37 teams, Clint worked as part of the Cornell Healthy Eating Program (CHEP) as an eating disorder nutrition specialist and helped to found Body Positive Cornell (BPC), an eating disorder prevention and campus-wide wellness initiative. Clint was a student athlete (wrestling) at Cornell where he was an All-American and was on the US Freestyle Wrestling National Team as a post-grad.  Other relevant experiences include serving as an assistant coach at Cornell, Director of the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club (developmental through elite senior level), President of New York Wrestling Association for Youth (NYWAY) and competing in Mixed Martial Arts.
56:37
March 10, 2021
Kelsee Gomes: University of North Carolina
Kelsee Gomes: University of North Carolina
Go Heels! Kelsee Gomes has an incredible journey to becoming a sports dietitian. Kelsee was also my SNIP mentor almost 5 years ago! We talk all about the SNIP experience, what I learned during that time and what would have both done differently. Kelsee shares the value fellowship positions have on athletic departments and how these roles can help sports dietitians get to the next level in their career!  Kelsee Gomes joined the UNC Sports Medicine staff in February 2015 as Director of Sports Nutrition. She works closely with UNC's varsity athletic teams, providing sports nutrition education, nutrition counseling and meal planning assistance. Prior to coming to UNC, Gomes served as the Coordinator of Sports Nutrition at the University of Florida from 2012-15, where she oversaw the nutrition for eight varsity sport programs. Other previous experience includes consulting for the University of Central Florida from 2011-12, working for Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting, and working as a dietitian in the traumatic brain injury and rehab unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center from 2009-11. Gomes understands the student-athlete experience having swam at the collegiate level for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for 4 years, where she received her bachelor's degree in health education and a minor in chemistry. She then went on to complete her master’s degree in sports nutrition from Florida State University. During her dietetic internship at FSU, she was a sports nutrition intern with the athletic department and also had the opportunity to work with professional athletes at EXOS in Phoenix, Ariz. Gomes is credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD), a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), and is a certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) specializing in food sensitives. An active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Gomes received the 2014 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). She is also active in the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).  Gomes currently resides in Chapel Hill, N.C. with her husband Michael and their two daughters Charlotte (3) and Amelia (1). She is still an avid runner and has run 10 marathons. More information below on the Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program! (SNIP) through CPSDA  https://sportsrd.org/career-development/gatorade-internships/ The Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program (SNIP) matches full-time sports dietitians with CPSDA members interested in getting more practical hands-on experience working with athletes and sports programs. Each fellow will focus on career development under the mentorship of a host sports dietitian. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend. Working in cooperation with Gatorade, SNIP Program Managers match fellows through an in-depth application and review process. Mentor/Host-Sites also participate in an in-depth selection process conducted by a committee.
58:20
March 03, 2021
Matt R. Frakes: University of Louisville
Matt R. Frakes: University of Louisville
Take Action! Matt R. Frakes has an inspiring journey to becoming a sports dietitian. Matt shares his unique path to earning his PhD, the value of the CSCS credential, and diversity, equity and inclusion in the dietetics field. Matt talks all about how we can take action, make a lasting impact and create change. Matthew R. Frakes, PhD, RD, CSCS is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Mr. Frakes is a former Division I collegiate student-athlete who completed his undergraduate and Master's degree at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, and his Doctorate degree at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. He has a wide range of experiences in sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, private practice, and healthcare settings. His passion includes enhancing athletic performance through both evidence-based research and practice-based evidence. Building upon a sports nutrition and clinical nutrition background, his research interest focuses on the impact of nutrition and dietary intake on the recovery rate of sports-related concussions. Currently, Mr. Frakes works as a Sports Nutritionist at the University of Louisville. CPSDA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee #CPSDATakesAction https://sportsrd.org/diversity-inclusion-equity/ Check out Diversity Dietetics and the resources they have to offer!  https://www.diversifydietetics.org/donate
55:43
February 24, 2021
Emily Danckers: Private Practice
Emily Danckers: Private Practice
Be Authentically You!  Emily Danckers has an incredible message to stay true to who you are! In this episode we talk all about how to gain experience in undergrad without a full-time sports RD on campus, advice on starting a private practice during COVID, and the importance of being yourself at home and in the workplace!  Emily Danckers studied nutrition and exercise science at Syracuse University before attending the Ohio State University MS/DI program with an emphasis in sports. After becoming an RD in 2017, she started her career as a sports dietitian working with athletes at Ohio State University, the Chicago Cubs, and University of Illinois. In 2020, she stepped away from sports nutrition to start her private practice, Emily RD Nutrition Coaching. She now meets with clients (virtually) to help them create lifelong healthy habits and break away from the dieting cycle. You can learn more about her at www.emilyzorn.com or on Instagram @emily_rd_.
51:37
February 17, 2021
Amy Culp: University of Texas/President, CPSDA
Amy Culp: University of Texas/President, CPSDA
Leading with passion & a vision! Amy Culp is a veteran sports dietitian with incredible insight and advice on her career path to becoming a sports dietitian. Amy will remind you to follow your passion, stick to your values and the take your time to build your skill set as a dietitian. Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD, CEDRD is a skilled nutrition expert with a passion for promoting nutrition and wellness. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, is Board Certified in Sports Dietetics, and is a Certified Eating Disorders RD.  Amy specializes in sports nutrition, eating disorders and weight management.  Since 2012, Amy has had the honor of developing and leading the performance nutrition program at the University of Texas.  Prior to joining UT full-time, Amy served there as a consultant sports dietitian, while working in her private nutrition practice in Austin, TX. Serving as the Assistant Athletics Director for Performance Nutrition and Clinical Wellness at UT, Amy cast the vision and developed the program from the ground up, starting with just herself to serve all 550 student-athletes, to now a team of 6 full-time Sports Dietitians. Armed with her wealth of nutrition knowledge, public speaking abilities, and true passion for healthy living, Amy feels she is doing her life’s work when she educates the public on strategies of living a healthy lifestyle.  She particularly enjoys utilizing a non-diet approach to help clients make peace with food and assisting athletes in getting an edge on the competition through proper fueling techniques. Amy earned her Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Food and Nutrition form San Diego State University, and completed her clinical training at the highly competitive and challenging VA San Diego Healthcare System.  While at SDSU, Amy exhibited outstanding leadership abilities as President of the Student Nutrition Organization, was awarded with scholarships and was chosen as the Outstanding California Dietetic Student of the Year for the State of California by the American Dietetic Association.  Prior to starting her private practice, Amy worked in nutrition communications on a healthy dining guide, educated the general public as a nutrition education consultant, and worked with the students of the University of Texas to improve their nutrition and wellness. Amy is a member of the American, Texas, and Austin academies of nutrition and dietetics, the Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN), and Collegiate & the Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), where she serves on the board of directors, serving as President 2020-2021.  In 2014, CPSDA honored her with the Service Award in recognition of the contributions given to her profession.   In her free time, Amy enjoys cooking, being physically active (especially running & her husband’s workouts!), and spending time with her family.
01:14:16
February 10, 2021
Laura Moretti: Female Athlete Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Private Practice
Laura Moretti: Female Athlete Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Private Practice
Go for your dreams, but respect the process! Laura Moretti has incredible insight and advice working with eating disorders in sport! Laura talks all about supervision, rewards/challenges working in this specialized area and resources for eating disorders in sport.  Laura Moretti Reece completed her Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition New York University. She previously worked as the Primary Nutrition Therapist at Columbus Park Collaborative and Appleman Nutrition in New York City before relocating to Boston in 2015 to join the Female Athlete Program and Sports Medicine/Orthopedics Team at Boston Children's Hospital. As a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Laura specializes in sports performance-based nutrition as well as treating low energy availability, disordered eating and eating disorders in athletes. Laura has an extensive amount of experience in consulting and collaborating with Olympic and professional athletes, local colleges and universities, as well as professional sport and dance facilities. She is the consulting dietitian for the Boston Ballet Company and Schools, US Rowing, and is an instructor at the Institute for Rowing Leadership in Boston. Laura previously served as the Co-Chair of the International Academy of Eating Disorders Sport and Exercise Special Interest Group, as well as the co-chair of the Boston Children’s Hospital Female Athlete Conference. Laura is also the owner of a Boston based group practice, Laura Moretti Nutrition LLC.  She is also a triathlete and a three-time Boston Marathon qualifier and finisher. Resources discussed in this episode! IAEDP: Supervisor List https://iaedp.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=4864 Female Athlete Conference https://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/programs/f-_-n/female-athlete-program/female-athlete-conference Victory Program Conference https://www.mccallumplace.com/about/events/eating-disorder-in-sport-conference/ Podcast Recommendations Phit for a Queen The Tea with 3 RDs The Mindful Dietitian
01:04:41
February 03, 2021
Jenny Westerkamp: All Access Dietetics, Chicago Bulls
Jenny Westerkamp: All Access Dietetics, Chicago Bulls
Be a Go-Giver! Jenny Westerkamp has an incredible journey to becoming an entrepreneur and sports dietitian. Jenny will inspire you to be bold, exude confidence and go after your sports rd dreams. Jenny talks all about the dietetic internship, how to stand out when applying, and the importance of going the extra mile to GET MATCHED! Jenny covers tips for the resume and personal statement as well as advice for early dietitians in the job search!  Jenny Westerkamp, RD, CSSD is the Founder of All Access Dietetics, a company dedicated to supporting the future dietitian community. She launched the company in 2008 when she was a senior in college, and since then her company and team of dietitians have helped thousands of people become dietitians through dietetic internship admissions coaching, RD exam preparation, and job coaching. Their free resources have been used by over 30,000 future dietitians! In addition to running All Access Dietetics, Jenny is also a professional sports dietitian. She previously worked with the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs (she earned a World Series ring!), and is now in her 4th season as the Team Nutritionist for the Chicago Bulls. Visit allaccessdietetics.com to learn more about how they can help you turn your dietitian dreams into reality. Follow them on Instagram too, at @allaccessdietetics.
01:01:55
January 27, 2021
Katie LeMair: Kansas State University
Katie LeMair: Kansas State University
Don't doubt yourself! Katie LeMair has incredible insight and advice on her journey to becoming a sports dietitian. We are talking all about how to stand out when applying to sports nutrition fellowships, the importance of practicing for the interview and the realities of the very first job search. Katie LeMair is in her third year as an Assistant Sports Dietitian at Kansas State University where she oversees nutrition care for the men’s & women’s basketball, women’s soccer, track & field, cross country, and women’s tennis teams and manages their sports nutrition intern group. Prior to her time at K-State, Katie was a Gatorade SNIP fellow at the University of Texas in 2017-2018 where she worked extensively with football in addition to men’s and women’s tennis, and softball teams. Katie completed her Master’s and dietetic internship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2017, and prior to that graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from South Dakota State University in 2015. It was through her volunteer experiences at Nebraska working with their football, wrestling, and women’s gymnastics teams that Katie first realized her passion for sports nutrition. Her favorite part about being a sports dietitian in her current role is individual nutrition counseling and seeing student athletes transform their habits and relationships with food over their time as a Wildcat. She and her husband Matt live in the “Little Apple” with their dogs, June & Waylyn and enjoy exploring the outdoors and cheering on the ‘Cats every chance they get!
01:00:08
January 20, 2021
Reilly Beatty: UCLA
Reilly Beatty: UCLA
Reilly Beatty has an incredible journey to becoming a sports dietitian! We are talking all about how to stand out when applying to the dietetic internship, confidence tips as an early RD and how to reach your audience on social media! Reilly will remind you to enjoy the journey and stay patient in the process. Reilly Beatty is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics located in Los Angeles, California. Reilly is currently the Director of Performance Nutrition at UCLA where she oversees sports nutrition operations, a team of dietitians and provides nutrition support for soccer, baseball, softball, gymnastics, waterpolo and golf. Originally from North Carolina, Reilly attended NC State University where she was a 4 year member of the women’s soccer team and completed her dual Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science and Human Biology. After graduating from undergrad in 2014, Reilly moved to the greater Los Angeles area and began to purse her career in sports nutrition. After completing the dual master’s program (Nutrition Science and Exercise Science) from San Diego State University, Reilly went through the UNLV dietetic internship. After completion of the internship and becoming a dietitian in 2017, she began her career as a sports dietitian at California State University, Northridge and later began at UCLA where she is today. In her free time, Reilly runs a private practice, Reilly Beatty Sports Nutrition LLC,  where she specializes in fueling elite level soccer players worldwide.  You can find her at @reilly.beatty.rd on Instagram or LinkedIn.
52:18
January 13, 2021
Anthony Zamora: Utah Jazz
Anthony Zamora: Utah Jazz
Chef RD Alert! If you really want it, you're going to do anything it takes to get there!  Anthony Zamora is the chef and dietitian for the Utah Jazz of the NBA. Prior to working in the NBA he spent four seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams. Anthony strives to go above and beyond every day to serve his athletes, staff, and students at the highest level. Anthony loves to learn and continuously looks for ways to refine his leadership and teaching skills. He is committed to using his platform to give back by helping to grow the sports nutrition profession and develop strong leaders. Anthony became a preceptor for the Wellness Workdays dietetic internship in 2018 and this season he is additionally serving as a mentor for the Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion (SNIP) Program. Anthony graduated with his nutrition degree from the University of Tennessee and completed his dietetic internship with Wellness Workdays.
56:09
January 06, 2021
Becci Twombley: LA Angels, LA Lakers
Becci Twombley: LA Angels, LA Lakers
No matter how big or small your job is early on in your career, it will have a huge impact on your life later on!  Becci Twombley is a veteran sports dietitian with over 10 years of sport nutrition experience, creating sports nutrition programs at UCLA and USC and has consulted in the NHL and WNBA. Becci is a founding Board Member of the CPSDA previously serving on the Board from 2010 – 2014. She is currently the Team Sports Dietitian for the Los Angeles Angels and works with the Los Angeles Lakers. Becci was hired by LA Angels with a goal to create a nutrition presence which was accomplished by establishing a fresh food supply, educating the athletes with regard to purposeful fueling, creating in-services for equipment staff and ‘clubbies’ and creating signage to direct athletes to their best options when the sports RD was not present to coach them through their fueling. While at USC Becci was one of 4 sports RD’s and was primarily responsible for Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Baseball. Prior to USC, Becci was the first Director of Sports Nutrition at UCLA.  The program quickly evolved to be a comprehensive performance nutrition program to include individualized assessments and meal plans for all athletes and training table for Football, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball, as well as team education and medical nutrition therapy. Becci has served as a Nutrition Ambassador for the American Pistachio Growers since 2011, acting as a media spokesperson and creating educational materials to support the APG sponsorship of USA Water Polo. Becci has also served as a consultant sports RD for Cirque du Soleil and the Los Angeles Ballet Company. Becci serves on the board of directors for The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA). Becci graduated from Pepperdine University where she was a 4 year letter winner in Women’s Volleyball and remained to coach while completing her dietetic internship through Cal Poly Pomona.  Becci has 3 children, Piper, Tobi and Tucker.
47:01
December 16, 2020
Lauren Link: Purdue University
Lauren Link: Purdue University
Stay in touch and follow up! Lauren Link will inspire you to go after your goals and pursue your sports rd dream! Lauren will remind you to stay in touch, build your network and make connections to open up the next door!  Lauren Link is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She is the director of sports nutrition at Purdue University, where she played women’s soccer and was part of the 2007 Big Ten Tournament championship team. As an undergrad, she completed a dual degree in Dietetics and in Nutrition, Fitness and Health, and would later complete her Masters from Purdue in Health and Kinesiology. Lauren began her professional career as a clinical dietitian with St. Vincent's Hospital before returning to her alma mater in 2014 as the program’s first full-time sports dietitian. As the director of sports nutrition at Purdue she oversees all sports nutrition operations and staff, and works directly with football, men’s basketball, soccer and volleyball. In addition to fueling her athletes for success on the field, she is also passionate about helping athletes successfully navigate the transition into the real world. She has led multiple initiatives to this end, founding the Purdue student-athlete community garden, spearheading a program called BLAST—for Boiler Life After Sport—designed to help address key components of athletes' transition to “normal human” status, and in 2017 published her first book on the subject: The Healthy Former Athlete. She is a member of AND, SCAN and currently the Vice President for the Collegiate and Professional sports dietitians association (CPSDA). Follow Lauren on twitter and instagram @LinktoNutrition 
45:22
December 09, 2020
Chelsea Z. Burkart: Naval Special Warfare/Past President, CPSDA
Chelsea Z. Burkart: Naval Special Warfare/Past President, CPSDA
Dare to Lead! Chelsea Burkart is a veteran sports rd that will inspire you to lead with vulnerability and courage. Chelsea will remind you of the power of feedback and the secret to opening up the next door!  Chelsea Burkart is a Performance Dietitian for U.S. Naval Special Warfare, working to optimize combat readiness, health, and career longevity for Navy SEALs. She has been in the position for close to two years and absolutely loves her job.  Before her time in the U.S. Special Forces setting, Chelsea worked in collegiate athletics for 10 years. She started her career at the University of Florida as a graduate assistant before being hired into a full-time position with the Gators.  Chelsea then moved on for an opportunity to be the first full-time sports dietitian at the University of Illinois before following her husband, who is a strength coach, to James Madison University where she was able to work as their first full-time sports dietitian as well.  Their family then moved once more, and she had the opportunity to begin the sports nutrition program at Texas State University. Chelsea was elected as a CPSDA Board member for three terms, during which she played an integral role in developing the Gatorade SNIP program from its inception before serving three years as CPSDA’s President from 2017-2020. Chelsea’s service model in performance nutrition is to educate and empower athletes and special forces operators with knowledge and habits to optimize performance, recovery and longevity.  Burkart is recognized as a strong and influential leader within the profession and is deeply passionate about mentoring. Chelsea lives in Virginia with her husband, Aaron, and two awesome and crazy little boys, Kelly and Tyson.
55:28
December 02, 2020
Auburn Weisensale: University of Pittsburgh
Auburn Weisensale: University of Pittsburgh
It's a Marathon, not a Sprint! Auburn Weisensale will remind you take your time and find value in every internship opportunity on your path to becoming a Sports RD.  Auburn Weisensale joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics in September 2016 as Director of Nutrition. As a registered dietitian, Auburn works with baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, cross-country, gymnastics, lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball and wrestling teams. Weisensale does team nutrition education as well as one-on-one nutrition counseling. Additional services she provides to the student-athletes include body composition assessments, grocery store tours, cooking demos, supplement education, hydration testing, and weekly samples at the fueling station referred to as Taste it Tuesday. Before her time with Pitt, Auburn worked as a Sports Nutrition Assistant for the University of Florida. While with the Gators, she assisted the men’s and women’s golf, women’s lacrosse and cross country teams. Auburn also spent time at Indiana University as a Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program Fellow, working with men’s and women’s tennis, field hockey, and rowing teams. Prior to that, she spent time as an intern for Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting with the Orlando Magic, University of Central Florida, and run Disney. She also worked as a Sports Nutrition Intern at the University of Virginia where she primarily worked with football. A 2013 graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in dietetics, Auburn was a four-year letter winner on the field hockey team. She was a four-year NFHCA National Academic Squad member and finished fifth in JMU history in freshman game-winning goals. Weisensale completed her dietetic internship/residency program through the Pennsylvania State University and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She went on to pursue her master’s degree in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Nutrition from Concordia University Chicago.
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November 25, 2020
Katie Knappenberger: Northwestern University
Katie Knappenberger: Northwestern University
Athletic Trainer and Sports Dietitian!  Katie Knappenberger has unique journey to becoming a Sports RD and has incredible perspective being a Certified Athletic Trainer as well.  Katie Knappenberger is the Director of Performance Nutrition for Northwestern University Athletics. She joined the Wildcats in June of 2014. Her mission is to empower athletes to use food to fuel athletic and academic success and build a foundation for lifetime of health. Before joining the Wildcats, Katie was an assistant professor and athletic trainer at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Fla. She earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and her master's degree in nutrition with an emphasis in sports dietetics from the University of Utah. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and a Certified Athletic Trainer. She’s currently enjoying family dinners and living room dance parties with her husband Ryan and Daughters Riley and Parker. Katie will remind you to invest time in getting to know people personally, find a work life blend and be authentically you! 
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November 18, 2020
Beth (Miller) McCall: Duke University
Beth (Miller) McCall: Duke University
Leave a place better than you found it! Beth McCall shares incredible advice for RD’s transitioning into a new role and insight for future sports RD’s on how to get their foot in the door. Beth McCall (formerly Miller) is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics located in Durham, NC. Her mission as a sports dietitian is to provide athletes with accurate, scientific-based nutrition knowledge and care to fuel them for top sports performance. Additionally, she has a passion for assisting athletes of all ages and the general population in acquiring skills necessary to optimize health for their lifetime. Beth currently serves as the Director of Sports Nutrition for Duke University, where she began the first-ever sports nutrition department in May 2017. In this role, she is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and managing all performance and clinical nutrition services provided to student-athletes representing all Varsity athletic teams. Beth provides individual as well as team nutrition education and counseling to enhance the health and performance of all athletes. She also coordinates meals, snacks and competition fueling for all competitions. Beth serves as a founding member of the Duke Integrative Performance Excellence Group, through which she coordinates with a multidisciplinary team to service all of the health, wellness and performance needs of all student-athletes through a well-rounded approach. Beth is a current member of the Pit Crew for Cheribundi, working with the company to deliver educational resources on the benefits of tart cherry juice to elite athletes as well as the general public. She also volunteers her time with a local paralysis recovery center to provide nutrition education to their clients. Beth came to Duke following two years at UCLA where she served as the Director of Sports Nutrition with the Bruins. Prior to UCLA, she served as a Graduate Student Intern for the Sports Nutrition Department at Florida State University. A native of Watertown, Wisc., Beth graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2013 with a degree in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. While at Tennessee Tech, she was a multi-sport student-athlete, participating in cross country, softball and track and field. Miller later earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in 2015. She lives in Durham with her husband Timmy and their two dogs, Thor and Mya
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November 11, 2020
Rob Masterson: Michigan State University
Rob Masterson: Michigan State University
Bet on yourself! Rob Masterson shares valuable insight and advice on the dietetic internship process, his SNIP experience and the transition from clinical to sports nutrition that will inspire you to take a risk and go for it!  Rob Masterson, RD, CSSD, joined Michigan State University in 2016 and serves as the athletic department’s Director of Performance Nutrition overseeing the nutrition operations for all varsity teams. In this role, Masterson serves the nutritional needs of Spartan student-athletes by providing science-based nutrition intervention, education, counseling, information and guidance, with the goal of optimizing overall health and athletic performance. He is a 2009 graduate of Michigan State’s dietetic program. Prior to returning to his alma mater in East Lansing, he served as a clinical dietitian in the greater-Detroit area as well as a sports nutrition fellow through the Gatorade/Sports Nutrition Immersion Program at the University of South Carolina. Future Sports Rd's you won't want to miss this one! 
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November 04, 2020
Joel Totoro: Thorne Research
Joel Totoro: Thorne Research
Surgical ICU to Sports Nutrition! Joel Totoro is currently a registered dietitian and Director of Sports Science for Thorne.  Previously, he was the Nutrition Solutions Manager at EXOS in Phoenix, AZ working with the Performance and Innovation Team. Prior to joining EXOS he was sports dietitian for the University of Michigan working with Football, Hockey, Men's & Women's basketball and chair of the Human Performance Committee. Totoro came to Michigan from the New England Patriot serving eight years as team dietitian,  where he became the first full-time sports dietitian in professional sports.  While with the Patriots, he directed all aspects of the team’s nutrition needs and worked closely with the teams performance and medical staffs. Totoro also served as the assistant chief dietitian at St. Luke’s Hospital in Massachusetts, specializing in trauma nutrition, from 2002 to 2004.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Allied Health-Dietetics from the University of Connecticut in May 2002. He is an original member and former Board of Directors chairperson for the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association. 
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October 28, 2020
Mary Ellen Kelly: SNIP Manager, Professor, Consultant
Mary Ellen Kelly: SNIP Manager, Professor, Consultant
Be a Go-Getter! Mary Ellen Kelly is a veteran Sports RD that will inspire you to seek out opportunities and pave your own path! Mary Ellen is the owner of Fuel Forward, LLC, a nutrition consulting business.  She is Adjunct Faculty for Boston University and for Bloomsburg University.  Additionally, she is a Manager of CPSDA's Sports Nutrition Immersion Program (SNIP).  She was the Miami Dolphins’ Full Time Sports RD from November 2014 through March 2018 and was the Head Sports RD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 2011-14 and Staff Sports RD in 2010.  Prior to UNC, she served as the Campus Dietitian/Sports Nutritionist at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She was the 2015 recipient of the CPSDA Trailblazer Award. Mary Ellen shares valuable insight and advice on the profession that will leave you feeling inspired to find your happiness, keep a growth mindset and go after your dreams!
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October 21, 2020
Rob Skinner: United States Olympic Committee
Rob Skinner: United States Olympic Committee
Be authentic, be real and make connections quickly! Rob Skinner has done it all and will inspire you to do the same. Rob Skinner is the Senior Sports Dietitian with Acrobat and Combat Sports at the United State Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He brings over 20 years of experience working as a dietitian and exercise physiologist with athletes at all levels. Prior to coming to the USOPC, Rob was working in the NFL at the Washington Redskins where his primary responsibilities were advising players about eating for performance, investigating new performance technologies, educating players on issues regarding dietary supplements and working with the Redskins' Executive Chef to provide healthy meal options. Rob also spent three years in Virginia Beach, where he worked as the performance dietitian/exercise physiologist for Naval Special Warfare, working with U.S. Navy SEALs. Prior to this role, Skinner was the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Virginia for three seasons and spent 10 years working with student-athletes in a similar capacity at Georgia Tech. He also served as a nutrition consultant for the NFL Atlanta Falcons in the spring of 2007. Skinner is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a member of SCAN, and a previous board member of CPSDA. Skinner also holds certifications as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics , a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Exercise Physiologist Skinner has authored/co-authored several publications, including the chapters on “Ergogenic Aids” and “Working with the Collegiate Athlete” in AND publications, including Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professionals Working with Active People, 3rd edition and Working with the Collegiate Athlete and Weight and Body-Focused Sports, 4th edition Skinner graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Georgia as well as a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Georgia State University. He also has a master’s degree in exercise science from Georgia State University. Rob is originally from Atlanta, Ga., and now resides in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife Barbara.
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October 14, 2020
Jennie Zabinsky: Virginia Tech/Private Practice
Jennie Zabinsky: Virginia Tech/Private Practice
Start before you're ready! Jennie Zabinsky is currently the owner of Bliss Nutrition, a nutrition counseling private practice focused on sports performance and eating disorders, adjunct faculty at Virginia Tech, as well as a Performance Nutrition Consultant within Virginia Tech Athletics where she is overseeing the completion of an all sports dining facility and the treatment and initiatives surrounding eating disorders and disordered eating. Prior to this role, Jennie was the Associate Athletics Director for Sports Nutrition at Virginia Tech for 8 years. Jennie has a degree from Roanoke College, where she also played basketball, and 2 degrees from Virginia Tech. Jennie has a passion for bringing a non-diet weight inclusive approach to the athletic population. Jennie shares insight and advice on growing a sports nutrition program, how to get seat at the table, and intuitive eating and sport. Jennie will inspire you to go for it!
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October 07, 2020
Beth Wolfgram: Private Practice
Beth Wolfgram: Private Practice
Stay humble, work hard and follow your passion! Beth Wolfgram has an incredible journey to becoming a Sports RD. Beth is a Registered Dietitian with her Master of Science degree in nutrition from the University of Utah and her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Northeastern University. Beth is a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She has worked in the sports nutrition and wellness field for over 25 years around the United States, England, and Australia. Currently Beth has a nutrition consulting business and private practice, Fueling Your Performance. She was the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Utah Athletic Department for 10 years and the consultant sports dietitian with the Utah Jazz for 16 years. Beth has worked with Bowdoin College, Bates College, and a variety of high schools in both Maine and Utah. She currently serves on the board of directors for Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Associations (CPSDA) as the Professional Development and Student Programming Chair. Beth shares valuable insight on her career as veteran sports dietitian that will leave you feeling motivated and inspired! 
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September 30, 2020
Lauren Marucci: LSU
Lauren Marucci: LSU
Confidence comes with experience! Lauren Marucci is in her 4th year as a performance dietitian at LSU. Lauren coordinates the nutrition plans for the men’s basketball, soccer, softball, and swimming and diving teams. Lauren also has experience working in the NFL. She spent the 2016-2017 season working as a Gatorade SNIP (Sports Nutrition Immersion Program) Fellow with the Chicago Bears. She has also interned with EXOS and worked extensively with Florida State University prior to working at LSU. Lauren completed her masters and dietetic Internship at Florida State in 2016 and graduated from Penn State majoring in nutritional sciences in 2014. Lauren shares valuable insight on the profession and how she has grown as a sports dietitian throughout the years. If you're an up-and- coming sports dietitian you won't want to miss this one! 
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September 23, 2020
Angela Bruzina: Minnesota United FC
Angela Bruzina: Minnesota United FC
Second career Sports RD! Angela Bruzina has an incredible journey to becoming a sports dietitian. Angela is currently the performance dietitian for the Major League Soccer team Minnesota United FC. Prior to her role with MNUFC, she was a consultant dietitian for FC Cincinnati and former dietitian at University of Cincinnati Athletics. As a retired opera singer, Angela finds many similarities between her previous career on stage and fueling athletes on the field. She feels she has found her home in helping athlete’s optimize their nutrition. Angela shares insightful perspective on the field that will leave you feeling inspired to find your people! 
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September 16, 2020
Kelly Rossi: University of Delaware
Kelly Rossi: University of Delaware
The first veteran Sports RD interview is here! Kelly Rossi shares valuable insight and rewards of the profession. Kelly is the Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Delaware. Prior to this role, Kelly worked at the University of Virginia for 8+ years. Before UVA, Rossi supported the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for 6 years as a Staff Exercise Scientist. Kelly served on the CPSDA Board of Directors for 4 years, serving as the Research & Education Chair as well as the Secretary & Membership Chair. Kelly has an incredible journey to becoming a Sports RD that will leave you feeling motivated and inspired.
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September 09, 2020
Meredith Price: University of Washington
Meredith Price: University of Washington
The first guest is here! Meredith Price shares her unique journey on becoming a sports dietitian that will leave you feeling inspired! Meredith is currently the Associate Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Washington. Prior to her role at Washington she was a Sports Nutrition Immersion Program (SNIP) Fellow at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado and traveled as a sports dietitian to the Rio Olympics in 2016.  Meredith shares invaluable life lessons, challenges and rewards of her career path to becoming a sports RD. 
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September 02, 2020
Intro: How I Became a Sports Dietitian
Intro: How I Became a Sports Dietitian
In this episode I'll talk about how I became a sports dietitian and my journey up until this point in my career. From high school, to college, the dietetic internship, sports nutrition fellowship to my first full-time job as a Sports RD, I'll share it all! 
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August 09, 2020