Heather R. Mangieri

Bio

Heather Mangieri, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN began her career in nutrition and dietetics over fourteen years ago after graduating from Penn State University with a degree in nutrition. Since then she has worked in a variety of settings including health clubs, hospitals, long-term care, research and education. Heather went on to obtain her master degree in wellness and human performance from the University of Pittsburgh and is now board certified in sports dietetics and holds additional certifications in adult weight management.

Heather is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and the owner of Nutrition CheckUp, a private nutrition practice located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Through her practice, she helps casual exercisers and competitive athletes maximize their training efforts with nutrition to reach their fitness goals. She also coaches weight management and wellness clients to improve their life with nutrition and physical activity to feel better and prevent disease. As a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Heather is a trusted source of nutrition information, helping translate science into practical messages that can be understood by the public. She has been quoted in over two hundred local and national publications including Fitness Magazine, Cosmopolitan, More Magazine, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Woman’s Health Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, La Times and USA Today. She has also been featured on Self.com, MSN.com, CNN.com and Foxnews.com among many others.

Heather is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine and is actively involved on the leadership team for the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness nutrition groups, The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Pittsburgh Dietetic Association.

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Affiliation:

  • Nutrition CheckUp, LLC, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says.

    That's because dirty lunchboxes may contain bacteria that can make youngsters sick, explained Natasha Haynes, a family and co...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.

    For example, while about 12 percent of people in New York state or Hawaii downed one or more no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.

    For example, while about 12 percent of people in New York state or Hawaii downed one or more no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The types of food that many Southerners seem to prefer -- fried foods, sweet drinks and processed meals -- may be deadly for people with kidney disease, a new study suggests.

    A "Southern-style" diet was associated with a 50 percent greater risk ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals.

    Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor nutrition can translate to poor performance in school, experts say.

    Allison Bourgraf, a clinical dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, offers these tips about healthy diets for schoolchildren in a medical center n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that people who eat out consume an average of about 200 calories more a day than when they cook at home.

    They also take in more saturated fat, sugar and salt.

    The study has limitations. It doesn't say anything about whet...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Enriching the feeding-tube nutrition of intensive care patients on ventilators with agents that boost the immune system might cause more harm than good, researchers say.

    This type of supplementation doesn't reduce risk of infection and could be as...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.

    Gaining a better understanding of how this mutation triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.

    Surveys of college-age women conducted from 1982 to 2012 also found a link between early dieting and later obesity and al...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vital to good health and a long life, but only up to a point. Once you've hit five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, additional daily servings don't appear to boost longevity, a new research review sug

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

    A study involving hundreds of older women foun...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike children, the vast majority of adults finish all of the food they put on their plate at mealtime, according to a new study.

    This is true for adults from much of the world -- not just Americans, researchers from C...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dietary changes can dramatically alter the balance of bacteria in the gut on a daily basis, according to a new study.

    These fluctuations could lead to monitoring systems that might help detect and ease flare-ups for peo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.

    The study found that...Full Article