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Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni: Jennifer McDaniel
Jennifer McDaniel, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She is a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a regular on-air contributor for KTVI Fox 2 News.
Jennifer is founder and owner of Saint Louis based private practice, McDaniel Nutrition Therapy, a nutrition consulting company that specializes in weight management, sports nutrition, and corporate wellness. She currently consults for Carmichael Training Systems, an international endurance sports consulting company, developed by the elite Olympic cyclist, Chris Carmichael. CTS trained several of the cyclists who wore the yellow jersey in the Tour de France.
She was the former undergraduate director and instructor in the department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University from 2006-2011. Jennifer has developed and designed wellness programs for numerous companies in the Saint Louis area and is a professional and engaging speaker who desires to create a sense of motivation for all audiences.
Jennifer earned her B.S. degrees in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her M.S. in Nutrition and Physical Performance from Saint Louis University graduating summa cum laude from both Universities. Active in several professional organizations, Jennifer is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Association, the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN), Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, and Nutrition Education for the Public Dietetic Practice Group.
Jennifer feels most in sync when she is cooking, running, or commuting around on her bike. She has run several full marathons and both qualified and completed the Boston Marathon. Jennifer will never lose her passion to see people enjoy healthy, delicious food which simultaneously creates a healthier person.