Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD, FAND
Chris wanted to be a dietitian since she was 13 years old. Her high school year book photo is captioned with the words, “future dietitian.” After college and a dietetic internship, she became a registered dietitian nutritionist and worked as a clinical dietitian in Atlanta-area hospitals. When she completed a master’s degree, she joined the faculty of nutrition at Georgia State University as a clinical instructor. She received her doctorate in 1989 and taught nutrition for 30 years.
Currently, she is a nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University. She has more than 30 years of experience in nutrition, with specialties in sports nutrition and gerontology. She is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) and earned a gerontology certificate. She has always enjoyed with working with active people and her academic experience in gerontology led to the desire to combine the two: sports nutrition and aging, into a book about food and fitness for those over fifty.
Chris is a well-published author. She has authored articles on aging and sports nutrition for peer-reviewed journals. She has written book chapters on nutrition for aging athletes in publications for the Academy and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).She is the editor-in-chief of Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Practitioners, 5th edition, published by the Academy.
Chris received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Kent State University in Ohio, a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education and PhD in Sociology with a gerontology emphasis from Georgia State University. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota.
Chris and her husband, Rob, live on Lake Hartwell, Georgia. She is a recreational athlete who enjoys swimming, cycling, kayaking, golfing, hiking, walking her dogs, and taking aerobics and yoga classes at the local YMCA. She is also the volunteer sports dietitian for a local high school to provide nutrition consulting to their athletes.