Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD
Nancy Clark is an internationally-known sports nutritionist specializing in nutrition for performance, wellness and weight management (including helping resolve eating disorders). A registered dietitian (RD) board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD), she counsels active people of all ages and athletic abilities, from high school athletes to Olympians, in her private practice at Healthworks fitness center in Chestnut Hill MA. She counts among her clients the Boston Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics, and Breakers women's soccer team.
A prolific writer and best-selling author, Nancy's monthly nutrition column, The Athlete's Kitchen, appears regularly in over 150 sports and health publications. Her book, Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook, has sold more than 500,000 copies and offers both a scientific approach to eating for top performance, and practical nutritional advice, including specific menu ideas and food recommendations.
Nancy's most recent book, co-authored with Gloria Averbuch, is Food Guide for Soccer: Tips from the Pros (2010). Among her other books are Food Guide for New Runners:Getting It Right From the Start (2009), Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions (2007), and Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance (2005).
Nancy holds an undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons College, completed her nutrition internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned her graduate degree in nutrition with a focus on exercise physiology from Boston University. Ms. Clark is a Fellow of the American Dietetic Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2007, she received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Simmons.
Nancy also conducts workshops across the country and online with exercise physiologist and protein researcher Dr. William Evans, PhD to help health professionals and coaches teach athletes how to eat for top performance.
A long-distance runner, cyclist, hiker, and rower, Nancy is the mother of two sports-active children and lives in the Boston area. For more information, visit Nancy's website.