Lisa McDowell, MS, RD, CSSD is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics and the team dietitian for the Red Wings. She has worked with professional, collegiate, and Olympic athletes since 1996. Most recently, Lisa worked with Team USA athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
She has a passion for fresh, functional food and enjoys sharing her knowledge with athletes to improve performance. Lisa applies the science behind sports nutrition and translates rigorous scientific research to food and meal planning for the team.
In addition to her work in sports nutrition, Lisa maintains her clinical expertise at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In April 2010, she helped start a 15-acre organic farm on the hospital campus to improve the food served to patients and employees. Her efforts were recognized by Crain's Detroit Business and she was named a Health Care Hero for her work to fight obesity and improve access to fresh food. Lisa was recognized as the Michigan Dietitian of the year.
Lisa and her husband, Mark reside in metro Detroit with their two children, Conner and Allia.
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