Nancy completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston, her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and her graduate degree in nutrition with a focus on exercise physiology from Boston University. She is a Fellow of the American Dietetic Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. She received the 2007 Simmons College Distinguished Alumna Award and the 2010 Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur Award (from the American Dietetic Associations practice group of Nutrition Entrepreneurs.)
Nancy writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 150 sports and health publications and websites. Her best selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook is a valued reference, having sold more than 500,000 copies. This popular resource offers both the scientific approach to eating for top performance, as well as the practical "how to" approach that includes specific menu ideas and food recommendations.
Nancy Clarks Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions (2010), Food Guide for New Runners: Getting It Right From the Start (2009), Cyclists Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance (2011) and Food Guide for Soccer: Tips from the Pros (2010; co-authored with Gloria Averbuch) are written from her passion for helping athletes win with good nutrition. The books are welcomed by participants in charity training programs such as the Leukemia Societys Team in Training and the AIDS Ride; the information helps these aspiring athletes enjoy reaching their goals.
Health and fitness are personal values for Nancy. She is a regular bicycle commuter and runner. She has completed several marathons, bicycled across America, and hiked in the Himalayas. Her newest sports are rowing (crew) and yoga. She lives in the Boston-area with her husband and two children.
For more information, visit www.nancyclarkrd.com.