Proper nutrition allows athletes to achieve optimal performance in their sport. Dairy plays an integral role in the diet to help ensure that athlete’s not only reach but, exceed their goals.

The American Dairy Association North East Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel is a select group of key nutrition and fitness professionals who share their unique expertise and perspectives regarding the consumption of dairy products – including milk, yogurt and cheese -among athletes of all levels.

2020 Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel

Heather Mangieri (Lead Consultant) - MS, RD, CSSD

Leslie Bonci - MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN

Stephanie Coppola

Stephanie Coppola - MS, RD

Matt Darnell - PhD, RD, CSSD, SCCC

Jessica Garay Redmond  - PhD, RDN, FAND, CSCS

Sue James - MS, RD, LDN

Dan Liburd - MS, CSCS, USAW

Molly Morgan - RD, CDN, CSSD

Heidi Skolnik - MS, CDN, FACSM

Jake Sankal  - M. Ed, RD, CSSD, RSCC

Kelly Springer - MS, RDN, CDN

Felicia Stoler - DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, FAND

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Featured Blog - Holiday Health Tips from the Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel

The Holidays can be a busy, stressful time. But the Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel is here with tips on how to use dairy and keep your health paramount over the Holiday Season.

Read the blog here!

More Posts From Our Panelists

- Packing a Winning Lunch for Student Athletes
Fueling up with dairy and other healthy foods is important for student athletes, especially during school. Heather Mangieri provides tips on how athletes can easily fuel up with lunch during the day. Click here for more!

- 3 Smoothies to Fuel Your Season and Sports Performance
We all know how busy schedules can get with sports, making eating healthy while on the go a challenge. Molly Morgan provides tips for three dairy-infused smoothies that can answers that challenge. Click here for more!

- Core Training: Prebiotics, Probiotics and Fiber for the Win!
A strong core may optimize athletic performance, but a healthy gut supports better performance from the inside out. Leslie Bonci details how dairy can help in more ways than one. Click here for more!

- 10 Healthy Post-Workout Snacks
Whether you’re looking for stamina to run the bases, the energy to rule the field or the speed to win the 100-meter dash, the inclusion of proper nutritional recovery from your workout is critical to remain on top of your game. Kelly Springer helps you plan your post-workout eating routine with 10 healthy snacks that help you refuel. Click here for more!

- Calcium Needs For Young Athletes
Are young athletes getting enough calcium in their diets? Andrea Chernus explores the topic and provides tips on how young athletes can add calcium to their diet plans. Click here for more!