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Kristine Clark, PhD, RDN, FACSM

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Kristine Clark, PhD, RDN, FACSM

Dr. Kristine Clark is the Director of Sports Nutrition for Penn State University's Athletic Dept. where she counsels over 900 varsity athletes from 31 teams on issues related to eating and sports performance.  In addition, she advises head coaches, team physicians, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and athletic administrators on policies regarding eating disorders, weight management, and supplement use among athletes.  While most of Dr. Clark's time is devoted to athletics, she also holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Nutritional Sciences.

Dr. Clark has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences (Penn State), a Masters degree in Health Education (University of WI) & a in Nutrition and Dietetics (Viterbo University).  Her research interests include food choices for recreational exercisers and athletes, timing of eating, and weight management. Kris is an RDN, Chair-Elect of the Weight Management DPG, a past chair of SCAN DPG, a Fellow in and past Trustee Member of the American College of Sports Medicine, & member of the U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Advisory Board.  Clark is a nutrition resource for numerous popular magazines and is regularly quoted in Shape, Self, Real Simple, Readers Digest, Men’s Health, Glamour, and Good Housekeeping. She is a contributing writer for USA TODAY High School Sports:  The Life Series.