Heather is an award-winning Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Pennsylvania Licensed Nutritionist and Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, with over 18 years of professional experience. She founded Nutrition CheckUp, a nutrition practice located in Pittsburgh, specializing in Sports Nutrition/Adolescent Sports Nutrition, Weight Management & Disordered Eating.
Heather is a nationally recognized expert in Nutrition, Wellness & Human Performance. She is the author of Fueling Young Athletes & is a Nutrition Consultant for Carnegie Mellon University’s Athletic Department & Student Health Services.
Heather is passionate about translating nutrition science into practical messages that consumers can easily understand. She has years of media and communications experience and has built a rock-solid reputation as a trusted source of nutrition information. She uses her expertise to share science-based messages for the media, industry and brands that she trusts. Prior, Heather served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics for 8 years.
Heather is the Director of Communications for the Academy’s Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group and is active with the Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh dietetic associations. Formerly, she lectured in the department of Exercise Science at Chatham University and at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition. In 2012, she received the Keystone Award for demonstrating outstanding professional standards in the field of nutrition and dietetics. In 2008, Heather was recognized as Pennsylvania’s Young Dietitian of the Year. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and she earned a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.