Greenletes Podcast

How Important Is Nutrition For Pro Athletes?-- with Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD

March 19, 2021 Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD Season 1 Episode 3
Greenletes Podcast
How Important Is Nutrition For Pro Athletes?-- with Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD
Show Notes

In this episode, Natalie chats with Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists. She is the consulting major league sports dietitian for the Atlanta Braves. Spano previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Blackzillians. She is also the lead author of Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health and co-editor of the NSCA’s Guide to Exercise and Sport Nutrition.

Natalie and Marie discuss:

  • Marie's career journey and how she ended up working with pro athletes
  • Whether or not pro athletes are open to nutrition advice
  •  The unique pressures and body image issues that many athletes face in competitive sports
  • What she thinks about the plant-based/vegan trend among competitive athletes
  • Sports nutrition misconceptions that Marie gets asked about the most
  • New issues with the sports nutrition world since the beginning of this pandemic

Follow Marie on social media https://www.instagram.com/mariespano/ or visit her website https://www.mariespano.com/

And follow Natalie @greenletes or visit www.greenletes.com