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 Pediatric Infectious Diseases:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colds and other infections in the first six months of life may boost the odds of a child developing type 1 diabetes by nearly 20 percent, new research suggests.

    The suspicion that infections play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes isn't...Full Article

  • Heather R. Mangieri - Pittsburg, PA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Nutrition is a major contributor to an athlete’s overall sports performance. The main role of sports nutrition is to “support” the training program. So, eating for performance will change as the training regimen changes. Poor nutrition can lead to injury, fatigue and poor recovery, all three of which...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One of America's favorite dog breeds, the Labrador retriever, has a genetic variant that seems to make them more likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

    "Labradors make particularly successful working and pet dogs because they are loyal, intel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with allergies or asthma who are heading for college later this year should begin preparing for the transition now, an expert says.

    "For most teens, going away to college marks their first time living independently," said Dr. David Stukus, a ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Arsenic in drinking water from private wells may explain the elevated bladder cancer risk among people in three New England states, a new study suggests.

    Bladder cancer rates in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have been about 20 percent higher than...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you're not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

    A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restricted diet for two years lost ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself reaching into a bag of chips and you know you're not hungry, maybe you're just bored instead, new research suggests.

    British researchers conducted two experiments to see how boredom affects people's food choices.

    In ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest.

    Foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, yogurt and buttermilk can increase the diversity o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.

    Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy may be more likely to be overweight, a new study suggests.

    The study also found that mothers who gain too much weight during pregnancy may be more prone to having overweight todd...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may raise the risk of hearing loss, say researchers who recommend hearing tests for patients with the blood sugar disease.

    The researchers reviewed prior studies examining the link between diabetes and hearing loss. However, f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A family's income may play a big role in the type of care a child with food allergies receives, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that poorer families -- those making under $50,000 a year -- spent less on non-allergenic foods, medic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Proctology:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person's cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests.

    Both statins and cholesterol levels have been linked with lower colon ca...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' worries about not being properly hydrated may be unfounded: A new government report finds most are getting enough water each day.

    The data, from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012, found that adult ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.

    Examining national data from 1999 through 2014, researchers found that one-third of American children aged 2 to 19 were o...Full Article