Ellen Rice, RD, LDN, CSSD
Hi my name is Ellen! I am a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.
But let’s start at the beginning of my nutrition journey. My interest in nutrition began as a high school athlete (swimming, soccer, and cheerleading) where I realized how important nutrition was to performance and leading a healthy life. I chose to study nutrition at The Ohio State University where I received my Bachelor’s degree with a minor in Exercise Science. I then completed my Dietetic Internship and Masters work at Bowling Green State University. I have spent 5+ years working in hospitals in both Ohio and North Carolina where I saw patients with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and various other health issues and diseases.
Working with illness and injury always reminds me how important nutrition is for both recovery and prevention but I found that this focus is not limited to the sick or the hurt. It also applies for active individuals and everyday health. As you may remember my interest in nutrition started as a young athlete and this is where the story comes full circle.
While I am not an elite athlete I have always enjoyed staying active and encouraging others to do the same. I have been a gymnastics coach and a soccer coach and I started doing CrossFit about three years ago and fell in love with the workouts and the community. Last year I made a huge transition from the hospital to pursue a career as a Sports Dietitian and today I get to work in athletics full time. I now have experience with collegiate and professional athletes, Strongman competitors and CrossFit athletes of all levels.
Food is the fuel that runs the body. We wouldn’t knowingly put bad gasoline into our cars, and I believe we should be just as mindful when we choose foods to fuel our lives. I love helping people navigate a world of food trends and fad diets so that fueling your health is as simple as possible. I practice what I preach and use my experience and the experience of the people that I work with to help you create a nutrition plan that best fits your life and your goals.
- Weight Class Sports
- Collegiate and Professional sports
Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Weight Loss Surgery