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Amy Stephens


Licensed dietitian

specializing in sports nutrition 

and eating disorders

Amy Stephens is a registered dietitian, certified specialist in sports nutrition, blogger, runner and food coach. She has over 20 years experience working with amateur and high-performing Olympic level athletes to achieve their sports performance goals using the latest science-backed approaches. Currently, Amy serves as team dietitian for Empire Elite Track Club, a high level group of athletes focused on making the US Olympic team. She coaches elite athletes on nutrition for optimal performance and recovery to maximize their personal success. She has traveled with her team to the Olympic trials in Eugene, OR as well as many other qualifying meets. There, Amy learned first-hand how to fuel high performing athletes for competition. 

Amy also works as a collegiate dietitian for NYU Track and Field team which is located in New York City, New York. Amy meets with the team regularly to provide education on performance nutrition, meal plans, and race day nutrition.

Amy has experience working with athletes that struggle with proper fueling with a history of eating disorders, including RED-S. She works with her athletes to find holes in their current eating plans and creates easy-to-follow steps to improve their health and performance. Amy can work with you to create a nutrition plan to give you peak performance in any sport. Amy has worked with athletes focused on running,  (marathon, track, ultra runners), pickleball, baseball, tennis and cycling. She is a runner herself and recently ran her first Boston qualifying (BQ) time in 2021. 

Latest Blog Posts and Press

Best Protein Bars, according to a Sports Dietitian

Protein bars can be a convenient and portable option for adults and teens looking to supplement their protein intake, especially for those who are active in sports or physical activities. It’s important to remember that food is always the best option and protein bars are useful when food is not available. When choosing protein bars, it’s essential to consider factors such as the ingredients, nutritional content, and taste.

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As a college athlete, proper nutrition is crucial for fueling your performance, supporting recovery, and maintaining overall health and well-being. It’s important to remember that your bodies are still developing and getting stronger. Nutrition has to be adequate to fuel you as a human, exercise, recovery and commuting to class. It’s important to pay careful attention to ensure you are fueling your body to stay healthy and prevent injuries.

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Building muscle is a process that requires strategic nutritional and workout practices. Rather than focusing on losing body fat, focus on what you can do to increase muscle growth. Here are some helpful tips that can help you achieve your muscle-building goals more effectively.

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Amy Stephens, MS, RDN, CDCES, CSSD

Licensed dietitian

 Specializing in sports nutrition and eating disorders

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