Heather Mangieri RDN, CSSD
A Play by Play: Helping Youth Athletes Put a Sports Nutrition Plan into Practice
Friday, March 31, 2017
After attending this session, individuals will be able to:
Recognize and understand the physical, physiological, and psychological development of the growing athlete and how they impact their thoughts, motivations, and nutritional considerations.
- Understand the SPECIFIC day-to-day barriers that prevent youth athletes from putting a sports nutrition plan into place.
- Acquire proven, practical pointers for breaking down the barriers youth athletes face, so they are prepared to put the sports nutrition plan into practice.
Mangieri is a food and nutrition expert and is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics. She owns Nutrition CheckUp, a nutrition consulting practice located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that specializes in sports nutrition, weight management, and disordered eating. In her practice, she provides nutritional guidance and expertise to casual exercisers and competitive athletes so they can maximize their training efforts to reach their fitness goals. For the past six years, Mangieri has served as a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, helping translate science into practical messages that can be understood by the public. She frequently writes on sports nutrition and speaks to consumers and professionals on eating right when it matters most. Her first book, Fueling Youth Athletes, is due to be released in winter, 2016. Mangieri is on the leadership team for the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice.