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Hillary Ake

Sports Dietitian

Hi! I'm Hillary, a Sports Dietitian (Sports RD) with more than seven years experience with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.

I decided I wanted to be a sports dietitian in high school (before the profession really existed) after going to a sport camp where a Sports RD came and gave a presentation. I left camp and told my parents that’s what I wanted to do. Despite their protests that “sports nutritionist” wasn’t a job that existed, I went on to graduate from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Fitness and completed a Dietetic Internship through Indiana University.

After becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD), I enrolled at Ole Miss where I received my Master’s in Exercise Science and completed my master’s research in sport biomechanics. While at Ole Miss, I worked as a Sports Dietitian Graduate Assistant and had the most fun watching my Rebs beat Alabama in football (twice!), going to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history with my softball team, and learning the ins and outs of working with athletes across a variety of sports.

After graduation, I moved even further south to work at the University of Florida. I worked as team sports dietitian for men’s basketball, baseball, softball and women’s volleyball for nearly five years. I currently serve as team dietitian for a professional sport team.

Originally a native of Michigan, I can usually be found bragging about the deliciousness of Michigan apples or complaining about the Florida humidity.

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Ready to get to work? Contact me at hillary@sportsnutritionally.com!

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