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Monica Van Winkle, MS, RD


Monica Van Winkle, MS, RD is a registered dietitian, specializing in sports and wellness nutrition. She owns Nutrition in Action, PLLC, a private nutrition practice where she works with all athletes of all abilities, from recreational exercisers to seasoned professionals. She is the sports dietitian for the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Pacific University. Previously, Monica spent five seasons as the sports dietitian for the University of Washington Athletic Department.

Teaching is one of Monica’s joys. She loves teaching and lecturing on sports nutrition in elementary, high school, and college campuses in the greater Seattle area. She is currently an affiliate faculty member for Swedish Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Fellowship. Additionally, Monica loves teaching athletes about sports nutrition and watching them experience the powerful effect food and nutrient timing can have on performance. She helps athletes reach their athletic potential by translating evidence-based research on nutrition, physiology, and metabolism into easily understood concepts. Monica will show you how to use these concepts to create a sustainable and lasting plan of action.

In the past, Monica has worked as a clinical dietitian at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Northwest Kidney Centers. She has a background in providing medical nutrition therapy to patients with heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, HIV/AIDS, cancer, autoimmune illnesses, and neurological, psychiatric, metabolic, and gastrointestinal disorders. She has also developed and managed a residential nutrition program for eating disorders in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Monica earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Washington and a Master of Science degree in nutrition from Boston University. She completed her dietetic internship at Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, a teaching hospital of Tufts Medical School. Monica received additional training in sports nutrition, eating disorders, and adolescent health as a fellow in adolescent nutrition at Children’s Hospital Boston.

In her free time, you will likely find Monica eating high performance foods on a hiking trail, bike path, or while snowboarding down a mountain somewhere in the magnificent Pacific Northwest. Monica ran cross-country and track in high-school — maybe she could have been fast enough for the collegiate level, if she had only known a little bit more about sports nutrition back in the day. 😉

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