About the author

Alexandra Black Larcom MPH, RD, LDN

Welcome to Wicked Good Nutrition, a blog about nutrition and how to find a way of eating that works with life. I provide an evidence based take on nutrition, wellness, eating, health, and sometimes fitness.

 

Background 

I’ve been interested in nutrition and fitness from an early age, competing in gymnastics for over seven years before moving on to pole vaulting. In high school I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which only increased my interest in studying nutrition and becoming a dietitian. I competed NCAA division I Track and Field as a pole vaulter at the University of Florida, and while at Florida was part of the 2009 Southeastern Conference Championship team.

During graduate school I worked as a clinical dietitian in a hospital, but the clinical setting wasn’t for me. Currently I am the Health Promotion Manager at the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), where I provide resources and tools to help health clubs offer health programs in their clubs, and advocate for policies that make physical activity more accessible and affordable.

In my spare time I run, do CrossFit (and coach it two days a week), try to learn golf, skiing, and any other sport that sounds fun, and blog about nutrition and health for CrossFit Boston.

Credentials

  • B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida
  • Masters in Public Health, Boston University
  • Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist, Massachusetts
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer