Sports Nutrition - Staff

Monica Bearden, RD, LD - Director sports nutrition

Monica Bearden, Sports Nutrition
Monica Bearden, RD, LD, is the director of sports nutrition with more than 18 years of experience working with athletes at all levels and all ages.
Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, University of Texas
  • Certificate of Registered Dietitian, University of Texas

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Nutrition expert on local and national news
  • Contributor to national magazines, including Women’s Health, Women’s Day, Oxygen Magazine, Today’s Dietitian, Runner’s World and more
  • Award-winning coauthor of books: Chocolate – A Healthy Passion, Baby Fat Diet, A Busy Mom’s Guide to Losing Weight and Looking Fabulous, Don’t Break Your Heart Cookbook
  • Featured presenter to patient support groups and health professionals; audiences include the American Heart Association, American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine and more
  • Active in local community, teaching weight loss, prenatal nutrition, sports and performance nutrition, children’s nutrition classes, and general wellness and cooking classes

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietitians in Business and Communications
  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Dietetic Practice Group
  • Sports Fueling Project Team member in Houston
  • Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • United SoyBean Board Panel Expert
English and Spanish Fluency
"Sports nutrition planning can optimize performance and needs to be tailored to the specific sport, activity, and training schedule" - Monica Bearden, RD, LD