About Marie

Marie A. Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, is one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists. She  is the sports nutritionist for the Atlanta Hawks and combines science with practical experience to help Olympic, professional, and recreational athletes implement customized nutritional plans to maximize athletic performance. Also a nutrition communications expert, Spano consults with leading food, beverage, and supplement companies regarding public relations and communications strategies.

Spano enjoys the challenge of communicating scientific information in an approachable, understandable format to a variety of audiences. She has appeared on CNN as well as NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates, and authored hundreds of magazine articles, trade publication articles, book chapters, and marketing materials.

A three-sport collegiate athlete, Spano earned her masters in nutrition from the University of Georgia and her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG), where she also ran Division I cross-country. Her experiences as a college athlete provides effective perspective to work with athletes of all levels, especially student athletes, by providing a first-hand understanding of how the demands of athletics, psychological aspects of injury, and sleep, recovery, and sound nutrition can impact an athlete’s overall well-being and performance.

5 thoughts on “About Marie”

  1. My God – This could have been me writing this. It sounds just like me. I’ve not dropped 50lbs but I’ve been working out for the better of 25yrs and have not learned how to let go of the “diet” mentality. I’m working with a trainer right now and my goal is to get as lean as my body will comfortable take me while eating a good clean diet. I don’t want to be a carb-a-phobic any longer I just want to eat healthy clean diet.

  2. Hello Marie Spano

    Thank you for your segment on WBTV on Sunday morning. Unfortunately I missed the supplement that was recommended for bad knees. Could you please give me that information. Thank you again.

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