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Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

Highlights

Sports nutrition is different than regular nutrition. What you eat depends on when you eat. Once you nail your nutrition for your sport, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see how much your performance increases.

— Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

Experience

Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD is a NYC-based media Dietitian, food and nutrition writer, national spokesperson, and owner of Greenletes, a successful plant-based sports nutrition blog, and podcast. Natalie has bylines in many national publications, such as NBC News, SHAPE, Runner’s World, Bicycling, All Recipes, and Prevention.

In her work as a nutrition spokesperson, she frequently appears in television segments and is quoted as the nutrition expert in top-tier national publications. Natalie is passionate about simplifying complicated sports nutrition information for everyday athletes, and she’s dedicated to teaching them how to eat more plants.

She is currently working on her first-ever cookbook. On the weekends, you'll find Natalie running along the NYC waterfront or cooking up some yummy vegetarian food.

Education

Natalie received her Bachelor's of Arts from Boston University. After a few years working in Advertising, Natalie changed careers and received her Master's of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University.


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