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Fall 2020 Lecture Series

Sally Baumann, RD., Sports Dietitian for US Paralympics
October 5th at 7:00 PM (MST).

Sally Baumann is a sports dietitian with US Paralympics. She has been with the USOPC since April 2019, where she works across a range of summer and winter sports. Prior to her work with Team USA, she was working in her native Australia in elite rugby union, in private practice and teaching sports nutrition at Queensland University of Technology.

Presentation topic: Application of core nutritional concepts from the general population to Olympic athletes

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Dr. Brittain Volk, PhD, RD.
October 26th at 7:00 PM (MST).

Brittanie is a registered dietitian and low-carb researcher on the Clinical Education Team at Virta Health, a company using telemedicine and personalized nutrition to help people reverse type 2 diabetes. She has been researching and implementing carbohydrate restricted diets since 2006, first working at the University of Connecticut under the mentorship of expert nutrition researcher Dr. Jeff Volek. As Virta’s first employee and health coach, she remains dedicated to patient education and engagement for the translation of the science of low carb nutrition into real-world application to help people achieve and sustain better health. 

Presentation: Carbohydrate Restriction in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: from Science to Industry

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Heather Hedrick Fink, MS, RD, LD, CSSD
November 16th at 7:00 PM (MST).

Heather Hedrick Fink, owner of Nutrition and Wellness Solutions, LLC, is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified as a Specialist in Sport Dietetics. She completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics as well as her master of science degree in kinesiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Heather is also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. Heather has been providing nutrition, fitness, and wellness programming to individuals, corporations, and athletic teams for more than 20 years.  

Heather’s interests and extensive experience are in the areas of wellness, disease prevention, weight management, exercise programming, vegetarian nutrition, and sports nutrition, ranging from the recreational to the ultra-endurance athlete. Her sports nutrition practice includes acting as the sports dietitian for the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis athletic department, as well as working with club teams, individual athletes, trainers, and coaches to optimize their nutrition and hydration strategies. She has appeared on local NBC, CBS, and cable television shows and news broadcasts to educate central Indiana residents on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Heather is also the author of the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Half Marathon Training. She has been interviewed and quoted in Women’s Day, Ladies Home Journal, and Newsweek magazines. Heather is also an accomplished triathlete, duathlete, and marathon runner who has qualified for and competed in the Hawaii Ironman and Boston Marathon.  

Presentation:Common Nutrition Challenges and Solutions

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Please contact Dr. Ben Thompson (bthomp50@msudenver.edu) with any questions.

This lecture series is funded by the ACSM Regional Chapter Grant Program.