A range of experiences in medically based fitness, pediatrics, clinical nutrition, and DI collegiate athletics has helped me develop a well-balanced nutrition philosophy and has given me the ability to address a wide variety of concerns.
I served as Princeton University’s Sports Dietitian for its 38 teams and 1,200 Division I varsity athletes from 2009 to 2016. I provided performance nutrition counseling and education for student-athletes, coaches, and teams that supported many individual and team successes- including enhanced recovery and return to play after injuries. Inter-disciplinary collaborations with athletic trainers, strength coaches, physicians, psychologists, and nurse-practitioners were a highlight and resulted in excellent performance and health related outcomes for student athletes.
I was also the nutrition therapist for the University’s outpatient eating disorders treatment team which has a reputation for being one of the best college treatment programs in the country. The team consisted of some of the most talented and highly skilled professionals I have ever worked with and had the pleasure of learning from.
I’ve counseled athletes from all sports and I have specialized experience with weight class sports (wrestling and lightweight crew) and middle distance track athletes. I was an invited speaker to both the NCAA Sport Science Institute Wrestling Summit in July 2015 and the National Wrestling Coaches Association annual conference that same year where I had the pleasure of co-presenting with a good friend and colleague, Clint Wattenburg, from Cornell University. In 2015, I co-presented at the Eating Disorders in Sport conference on the important topic of changing team culture and the prevention of the female athlete triad with Jodi Schneider from Princeton University. At the 2014 Ivy Plus Eating Disorders Symposium, I had the good fortune of collaborating on a presentation with Claudette Peck from Dartmouth University on implementing policy changes in athletics departments to improve identification, treatment, and prevention of the female athlete triad.
I have held many professional volunteer and leadership positions throughout my career, most recently serving as an elected board member for CPSDA. I was one of the first dietitians to become board certified in sports dietetics, have been an invited speaker at national conferences and have written professionally for trade and professional publications (under the name Victoria Rosenfeld). I have also completed two clinical research projects and continue to work toward publication.
Currently, my focus is on working with clients privately and using my passion and education to promote a healthier environment for people and the planet. By advocating for ecologically based agricultural practices and public policy changes that will improve access to high quality food, it is my hope that the health and wellbeing of all Americans, and the environment, will improve. I align myself with the core principles developed at Dietitians for Professional Integrityand speak out regularly about the importance of removing industry influence from the public health sphere.
Finally, I work part-time for the chefs at The Farm Cooking School where I have had the pleasure of seeing community in action. Their partnership with Roots to River is allowing people to learn about organic agriculture and the preparation of nutritious, high quality food! It has also allowed me the chance to boost my own cooking skills! I love being in the kitchen!
I hold a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and completed my dietetic internship at Hines VA Hospital in Hines, IL. I recently received an MS in Biology from University of Nebraska where I concentrated my studies on ecology and environmental science. You can see my full profile, publications, and recommendations on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/lambertrd