I am passionate and highly experienced in helping individuals and teams perform their best.

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EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS


Registered and Licensed Dietitian

Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition

USACycling Level3 Coach

“A registered dietitian nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including earning a bachelor's degree with course-work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.”

—Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

“A Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) is the premier professional sports nutrition credential in the U.S.”

—Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

1st author in a peer-reviewed Publication in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND): see article here

 

#KRISTENSAYS


Follow #kristensays on Instagram for healthy and helpful tips about nutrition!

BIKE RACING


I am a Category 1 cyclist riding for THE METEOR // INTELLIGENTSIA. 

BACKGROUND


I have been helping individuals and teams with their nutrition since 2013 when I obtained my Registration and License to practice Dietetics (RDN, LD) from The Ohio State University. In 2016 I obtained my Master’s of Science (MS) in Human Nutrition. My research in graduate school focused on developing nutrition therapies to improve chronic inflammation in postmenopausal women through improved diet quality. I started racing bikes in 2013 and in the summer of 2016 I started road racing at the elite/national level on a Domestic Elite women’s racing team. After racing bikes and being inspired by the athletic community I decided to specialize in sports nutrition and obtained my Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) to help athletes improve their performance and health. Since then I have worked with beginner to professional athletes in a range of sports and athletic goals. A few notable clients of mine include 9 Xavier University teams (basketball, swimming, xc running etc.), professional cyclist Julie Kuliecza from Hagens Berman Supermint, professional soccer player Nick Norman, and CrossFit Games age-group athlete Liz Cole. I am also a USACycling level3 coach and coach bike racers with Red Kite Coaching.

 

FUN FACTS


I wasn't always an athlete or wanting to be a dietitian nutritionist. In high school I played the flute in our marching band and I applied to college as an environmental science major before switching to dietetics.

 

I often carry a can of sardines in tomato sauce in my backpack in case of protein emergencies.

 

Most of my meals have ~5 ingredients and take 10minutes to prepare. On occasion I like to spend time making meals but often I don't take the time to make extravagant food.

 

I think cottage cheese is highly under rated and some day it will become the next greek yogurt.

 

I founded and lead a women's development bike racing organization called Lady Gnar Shredders, dedicated to getting more women into bike racing. Which still thrives in my hometown of Columbus Ohio.

 

TOP 3 MOST FAVORITE INGREDIENTS


Sardines: inexpensive, sustainable, high in protein and other good nutrients, one of the highest foods in calcium that is not dairy!

Arugula:  it’s hard to find a food that beats the amount of nutrients in this vibrant leafy green, its crisp flavor goes with most any ‘bowl’ dish

Salsa: add flavor and nutrients without hassle, the acidity of the tomatoes and citrus brighten up most dishes and help to add vegetables to your meal, think your morning eggs
 

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