Monica Van Winkle
Monica Van Winkle is a registered dietitian with expertise in sports nutrition, weight management and the female athlete triad. Van Winkle helps athletes achieve peak performance by translating evidence-based research on nutrition, physiology and metabolism into easily understood concepts. She helps athletes use these concepts to create a sustainable and lasting plan of action. In her past, Monica has worked as a clinical dietitian and preceptor at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has also developed and managed a residential nutrition program for eating disorders in Cambridge, Mass. Teaching and public speaking are among her many interests. She has lectured on a number of nutrition topics to physicians, athletes, coaches, students, faculty and psychologists at the University of Washington, Boston University and Harvard University. She frequently lectures in Elementary Schools, High Schools, and Universities in the Greater Seattle Area.
Van Winkle earned a bachelor's of arts degree in English from the University of Washington and a master's of science degree in nutrition from Boston University. She completed her dietetic internship at Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, a teaching hospital of Tufts Medical School. She received additional training in sports nutrition, eating disorders and adolescent health as a fellow in adolescent nutrition in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program at Children's Hospital Boston, the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.