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Marie A. Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, is a nutrition communications expert and one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists. She enjoys the challenge of communicating scientific information in an approachable, understandable format to a variety of audiences. Spano has appeared on NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates, and authored hundreds of magazine articles and trade publication articles, written book chapters, marketing materials and web copy on a variety of nutrition topics. She is co-editor of the NSCA’s Guide to Exercise and Sport Nutrition (Human Kinetics Publishers) and currently working on a second book. Spano is also a regular contributor to Food Product Design, Prepared Foods and FitnessRx for Women. She is the Sports Nutritionist for CES Performance and the Atlanta Braves – Minor Leagues.
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 was a student athlete representative to the NCAA and scholarship cross country athlete. Spano is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American Dietetic Association (ADA).