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Active Expert: Nancy Clark RD CSSD

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A new client (an avid exerciser) came into my office reporting her parents “highly encouraged” her to come see me. She wasted no time telling me, “I already know all about nutrition. I know what to eat and I eat very healthfully. I’m just not sure what you can teach me.”


Her thoughts are common; many active people are already healthy eaters. They have no idea how a sports nutritionist can help them. (More correctly, how a sports dietitian who is both a registered dietitian (RD) and a board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) can help them.) You may have had the same thoughts?


Unfortunately, you don’t know what you don’t know. Athletes who have never met with an RD CSSD just don’t know how valuable a personalized consult can be to help take them to the next level. Performance, after all, actually starts with fueling—and not with training.


If you are putting hours of effort into training, you might want to learn how to overcome the food and weight barriers that hinder you from getting the most from your workouts. Overly-compulsively exercisers can also learn how to find a better balance of food and exercise. They can then find peace both with food and with their bodies--and enjoy better quality of life.


After we’d talked for 90 minutes, my “reluctant client” reported, much to her surprise, the meeting had actually been very helpful. She left my office with a plan that could enhance her daily eating, diminish her food obsessions, and start to resolve her weight issues. She felt happier.


To find a local sports dietitian (RD, CSSD), please check out the referral network at just might be glad you did!


Best wishes

Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD


For a sports nutrition resource:

Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook NEW 5thEdition (October 2013)

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NUTRITION & EXERCISE:  An intensive workshop


“Nancy Clark and Bill Evans present a nice balance of science and practical information. I got what I wanted—plus more!”


Save the dates:


SALT LAKE CITY                         Oct 28-29, 2011            Latter Day Saints Hospital

SEATTLE                                    Nov 4-5                         University Washington - Tacoma


LOS ANGELES                            Jan 27-28, 2012            Cal State University - Long Beach

SAN FRANCISCO                         Feb 10-11                    San Francisco State University

PHOENIX                                     Mar. 2-3                       Arizona State University -Mesa


ONLINE as home study                Every day!                                        



Here’s your chance to learn from two internationally known experts at this intensive workshop on Nutrition & Exercise.

--Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark MS, RD is renowned for her work with counseling athletes/exercisers.

--Exercise physiologist William Evans PhD for his research with protein, weight, and aging.

They will be offering a 1.5 day program that is designed to help coaches, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, sports nutritionists, sports medicine professionals effectively teach the nutrition message and grow their businesses. Athletes themselves are also welcome to attend and learn effective fueling strategies.


This intensive but helpful workshop offers:
• Sports nutrition updates
• Tactics to reduce aging issues
• Weight management strategies
• Effective counseling tips for:
—casual exercisers
—competitive athletes
—eating disordered athletes



You'll find answers to your questions about--

-what and when to eat for enhanced performance, lifelong health and weight control.

-how to balancing carbs, protein and sports supplements

-how to resolve weight issues and dieting gone awry.



“I was surprised to learn new information on a topic I thought I knew so well.”

            --Registered dietitian/personal trainer, Seattle



See for more details.

The workshop is available as a home study if you cannot attend in person.



Nancy Clark, MS, RD

Sports Nutritionist, Author, Speaker

Author Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook


William Evans, PhD

Duke Univ Medical School, Protein researcher          

Author, AstroFit



Registered dietitians, athletic trainers, exercise leaders, coaches, sports

medicine specialists, personal trainers, nurses, physicians and athletes.


Topics include:

Exercise physiology, exercise and aging, weight control,

sports nutrition, effective counseling tips for eating disordered athletes,

ergogenic aids, creatine, case studies, hands-on information.


Cost:   $229; $134 full-time students and dietetic interns





For more information and to register:


Phone:  501-952-2947

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Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Member since: Jul 8, 2007

Hi! I specialize in nutrition for exercise, and help active people figure out how to manage food, weight, exercise, energy and enjoyment of eating. Let me know if you have any questions!

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