Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD - Bio

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD is an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author. She is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders. She is board certified as a specialist in sports dietietics (CSSD).

Nancy has a successful private practice located at Healthworks Fitness Center ( ), the premier fitness facility in Chestnut Hill, MA (617-383-6100) . She offers one-on-one nutrition consultations to both casual exercisers and competitive athletes, teaching them how to enhance energy, optimize performance and manage weight.

Her more renowned clients have included members of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, and many collegiate, elite and Olympic athletes from a variety of sports. Previously, she was Director of Nutrition Services at Sports Medicine Associates in Brookline, MA.

Nancy completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston, her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and her graduate degree in nutrition with a focus on exercise physiology from Boston University.

She is a Fellow of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the recipient of their Media Excellence Award, an active member of ADA's practice group of sports nutritionists (SCAN), and recipient of SCAN's Honor Award for excellence in practice. Nancy is also a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and recipient of the Honor Award from ACSM's New England Chapter.

Her contributions to runners in the Boston area culminated in her receiving the 1994 Will Cloney Award. Nancy also holds the honor of having her photo and advice on the back of the Wheaties box for their 2004 Olympic series. She is a member of the Mizuno Advisory Staff.

Clark is the nutrition columnist for New England Runner, Adventure Cycling and American Fitness . She is a frequent contributor to Runner's World and is on the advisory board for SHAPE magazine. Clark also writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 100 sports and health publications, including and the Running Network.

Nancy is the author of the best selling sports nutrition reference Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook, with a new Fourth Edition available in April 2008. Over 500,000 copies of this classic book have been enjoyed by health professionals and exercise enthusiasts alike. Her Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions helps novice runners and walkers go the distance with energy to spare. And her Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance (co-authored with Jenny Hegmann, MS, RD) helps both beginning and experienced cyclists optimize their performance.

Sports and nutrition are personal as well as professional interests. A member of The Greater Boston Track Club, Clark has competed at the 10 Kilometer, half marathon and marathon distances. Clark routinely bike commutes and enjoys bike touring. She has led many extended bike tours, including a Transamerica Trip and other tours through the Canadian and Colorado Rockies. She has trekked into the Himalayas and planned the high altitude menu for a successful expedition. Her newest sport is rowing (crew). She and her husband, son, and daughter live in the Boston area.
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