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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severe water scarcity affects at least two-thirds of the world's population, or about 4 billion people, according to a new study.

    These people experience severe water scarcity at least one month a year, and the number is far higher than the 1.7 bi...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the leading form of lung cancer may be able to look to Coca-Cola Classic to solve a common medicinal challenge, new research suggests.

    As the Dutch scientists explain it, the effectiveness of the powerful lung cancer drug Tarceva (...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your sweetheart has diabetes or prediabetes, get creative and celebrate Valentine's Day without chocolates or a fancy restaurant meal, an expert says.

    Instead of going out for dinner, go on an outing that includes a hike, bicycle ride or vig...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a greater variety of healthy foods may reduce the odds of being overweight in adults. But, a surprising new study suggests that a greater diversity of foods might not have the same effect in very young, poorer children, and may even increase thei

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery -- good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests.

    However, the news is not the same ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with reducing your flu risk, a flu shot may protect you from a common heart rhythm disorder that significantly increases stroke risk, researchers report.

    Their study of about 57,000 people in Taiwan found a significant association between...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots can still benefit seniors with allergies, a new study suggests.

    The study included 60 people with hay fever between the ages of 65 and 75 who were given either allergy shots or a placebo for three years.

    Those who received th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

    Metabolic syndrome inc...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Super Bowl Sunday is as much about eating as it is about whether the Panthers or the Broncos score the first touchdown.

    Commonly served Super Bowl snacks, however, are often loaded with calories, fat and salt, cautioned Dana Angelo White, a clinica...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

    Concern about the size of players -- esp...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests.

    In the early stage clinical trial, a team from Harva...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends.

    Using a government health su...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who nibble just a small piece of chocolate each day may improve the circulatory health of their unborn child, a new study suggests.

    The tiny treat may also reduce the risk for preeclampsia, a potentially deadly condition in which a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in their gut microbes help bears prepare for hibernation, according to laboratory research that may hold clues for combating obesity in people.

    As they prepare to hunker down for the winter, bears eat as much as possible, to boost their b...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

    "We know that poor sleep in pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes," wrote researcher Dr. Francesca Facco, who's...Full Article