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Christensen SCORES Again!

Sports Dietitian Natalie Christensen, RDN, CSSD, LD, "SCORES" again with the re-award of Dairy Wests' funding for the Smart Cooking on the Run Everyday (SCORESM) nutrition education program for ISU collegiate athletes. Through SCORE, athletes learn to make healthy choices based on their individual nutrition needs.

Christensen is a former ISU athlete (track and field, soccer), manages SCORE. Under her oversight, SCORE:

  • Empowers ISU athletes to plan and cook healthful meals and snacks
  • Educates ISU athletes on the basics of a nutritious diet
  • Equips ISU athletes with resources for healthful meal planning, shopping, and food prep 

As the SCORE program has become more established, lots of faculty and staff have rallied to help find optimal ways to offer comprehensive and holistic health for every ISU collegiate athlete. The ISU SCORE Peak Performance Team includes:

  • Sports Dietitian Natalie Christensen, RDN, CSSD, LDN
  • Athletic Director Pauline Thiros, MS
  • Team Physician Matt Andres, MD
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer Liz Reinstein, MS, ATC/L, CSCS
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Brandon Stephens, MS, CSCS, RSCC, USAW-SPL1
  • Senior Associate Athletic Director External Relations Steve Schaack
  • Director of Student Athlete Academic Services Laureen Orozco, MS
  • Certified Counselor, Campus Counseling and Testing Center, Jennifer Meisch, PhD, LCPC
  • Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics, Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LDN

Our thanks to Dairy West for this grant funding!

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