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Suzanne Smith RD, CSSD

Registered Dietitian

Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

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HOMETOWN: Bishop, CA

EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in Food Science Human Nutrition - Colorado State University, 2005; Masters degree in Sports Nutrition - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2012; Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)

SPORTS: Soccer, triathlon, biking, snowboarding

HOBBIES: Perfecting my bread baking skills, most activities that require being outside, finding the best coffee shops.

FAVORITE FOODS: Anything involving cinnamon or peanut butter, even better if they’re together.

WHO YOU ADMIRE/FAVORITE MENTOR: Nancy Clark. Her early books were what inspired me to pursue sports nutrition. She was one of just a few RD's doing this work and I think helped pave the way for the rest of us. NICKNAME: Suz, Suzy, Suzy Q, the occasional Scuz

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU: I make some of the best Almond Butter in town, better than that $15.00 stuff you see at the store.

Suzanne grew up in Bishop, CA but went to Colorado to pursue her undergraduate and master’s degree in Sports nutrition. In college she played on the club soccer team and trained for her first marathon freshman year. During that time she found there weren’t very many resources available outlining how to fuel during training or on race day. Since then it’s been her goal to learn the science behind fueling for an active life and make it simple for people to implement. Having participated in marathons, half ironman’s, a full Ironman, she understands the struggle to balance life, work, training, and nutrition. Suzanne works with active individuals looking to improve their health and performance. With so much conflicting information out there, many people are confused or can’t find the motivation to start another diet. As a Sports Dietitian, she uses her expertise to help clients figure out which foods will optimally fuel them so they can improve recovery, lose weight, or beat the PR they’ve been chasing.