Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, 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 40 years of experience in nutrition, with specialties in sports nutrition and gerontology. She holds a graduate 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 of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She is the editor-in-chief of two editions of Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Practitioners, and assistant editor of the most recent (2017) edition published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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.