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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

Athlete’s Guide to Optimizing Bone Health

Bone stress injuries (BSI) such as stress fractures and stress reactions are common among athletes with a lifetime prevalence of 40%. They can happen suddenly, just as an athlete might be peaking with training. Most injuries can take about two months to recover. Newer research has identified certain risk factors to help prevent bone stress injuries.

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Best Nutrition Bars for Athletes

I always recommend a food first approach but sometimes fresh food isn’t always available. Athletes have high energy demands, and in order to maintain a positive energy balance, athletes need to eat throughout the day.

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Eating Disorders in Athletes: Impact on Performance

Eating disorders affect an athlete both mentally and physically and have significant impacts on performance. This blog will discuss the prevalence of eating disorders, identify warning signs in athletes, distinguish the differences and similarities to relative energy deficiency syndrome (REDS), and provide resources for those struggling to seek help.

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eating disorders

How to develop a healthy relationship with food

Eating disorders can have mental and physical affects on athletic performance. Amy will help you develop and restore a healthy relationship with food. 

sports nutrition

How to fuel athletes

Whether you are a recreational or professional athlete, Amy will work with you to chose the best foods to help you reach your maximum potential.   

Body composition

How to change body composition in a healthy way

Amy will help you find the best types of foods to support your training and improve body composition. Major changes to your diet can negatively impact performance and your mental health. Amy will help you develop a meal plan that meets your nutrition and fitness goals.

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Amy Stephens, MS, RDN, CDCES, CSSD

Licensed dietitian

 Specializing in sports nutrition and eating disorders

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