Alexandra Black MPH, RD, LDN
I am a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist specializing in public health and sports nutrition. I have a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida and a Masters in Public Health from Boston University. I’ve been interested in nutrition and fitness from an early age, competing gymnastics for over seven years before moving on to pole vaulting. In high school I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, further fueling my passion to study nutrition and become 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. Sine graduating I’ve picked up running and CrossFit. I’ve run a few 10-mile and half marathon road races and am working on picking up golf and a few winter sports.
I have experience in clinical and sports nutrition. I spent several years working in the hospital setting, including at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD and Radius Hospital in Boston. I have also worked with NCAA division III athletes at Wheelock College as well as recreation athletes. Currently, I spend my days as the Health Promotion Manager at the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), where I manage health promotion programs, monitor health promotion legislation, and communicate the latest research on the health benefits of exercise and diet for disease prevention in addition to organizing employee wellness initiatives. I have been published in Training and Conditioning Magazine as coauthor of an article on Paleo nutrition for athletes and have contributed articles to Get Active! Magazine and Physique Magazine.
Whether you are interested in weight loss, gaining healthier eating habits, reducing your risk for chronic disease, or improving your athletic performance, I am passionate about helping you achieve your goals through diet and lifestyle change.
Credentials and Affiliations
Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist in the state of Massachusetts
Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA)