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Jennifer McDaniel

McDaniel Nutrition Therapy, LLC
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individual/group counseling; corporate wellness, media spokesperson
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About Me

Jennifer McDaniel, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a nutrition consultant who values balance and appreciates food's power on health. Jennifer is a frequently requested speaker, and serves as a media nutrition spokesperson for Fox 2 News, the Big 550 KTRS, and Daisy Brand cottage cheese products. Jennifer has developed and designed wellness programs for numerous companies in the Saint Louis area and is a professional and engaging speaker who desires to create a sense of motivation for all audiences. Jennifer earned her B.S. degrees in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her M.S. in Nutrition and Physical Performance from Saint Louis University graduating summa cum laude from both Universities. Active in several professional organizations, Jennifer is currently a member of the American Dietetic Association, the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN), Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, and Nutrition Education for the Public Dietetic Practice Group. Jennifer is also a Board Certified Sports Specialist. Currently, she is only 1 out of 2 dietitians that hold this certification in Missouri. Jennifer is currently the Director of the Didactic Program and instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University. She owns a private nutrition consulting company and also consults for Carmichael Training Systems. Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) is an international endurance sports consulting company developed by the elite Olympic cyclist, Chris Carmichael. CTS has trained three of the four American cyclists to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France: Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, and David Zabriskie. Jennifer feels most in sync when she is cooking, running, or commuting to work on her bike. She has run several full marathons and both qualified and completed the Boston Marathon in 2007. Jennifer will never lose her passion to see people enjoy healthy, delicious food which simultaneously creates a healthier person.

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  • I am a senior in high school in St.Louis and am interested in becoming a sports dietician, but would like to know more about the field.  I have a lot of questions about the education to become a sports dietician and what a typical work day is for this career.  Would shadowing a sports dietician be a good way to answer these questions?

    Thank you,


    Jennifer McDaniel replied:

    Posted: 7/20/2010 2:24:39 PM

    HI Liz, 

    It might be easiest if you gave me a call? My telephone number is 314-413-1996. Please feel free to call me at your convenience. 

  • I am currently in the dietetic internship/masters program at The University of Memphis. Part of our program involves an externship to allow us to get more experience in a field of our choice. As the focus of our program is clinical nutrition, I don't really get exposure to sports nutrition or preventative medicine and would really like to. I've been looking for dietitians in St. Louis to possibly work with since I have friends I could stay with there (I actually have a few friends who just finished their internship at SLU and absolutely loved it).  Anyways, in my search efforts I ran across your profile. I was hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction as far as credible places that might be willing to have me. I appreciate your time. Thank you. Jessica

    Jennifer McDaniel replied:

    Posted: 6/28/2010 7:46:32 AM

    HI Jessica, 

    That is a great opportunity for you! I wish St. Louis had a little more to offer in the sports nutrition arena. The majority of dietitians who work in the sports area, also work with weight management and eating disorders, not just sports nutrition (that I am aware of anyway). The two sites we use at St. Louis University to expose our interns to sports nutrition are Nutriformance and the Sports Enhancement Group. If you google both of those names along with St. Louis, you can be linked to their website and get their contact information. In addition, if you have any more questions, I would also suggest you contact our dietetic internship director: Karen Steitz. She may be able to tell you more about other sites our interns rotate. Good Luck! Jennifer