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Our meet the OAW team week continues with an introduction to Shannon Bowles-Doleac! *
Shannon’s interest in food and nutrition began during her career as a young gymnast. Growing up in New Hampshire and training at a small gymnastics club, she enjoyed the discipline and dedication necessary to be successful in sport and quickly realized that nutrition played a key part in performance. *
After accepting an athletic scholarship at the University of Utah and intrigued by how the body and mind work together for optimal wellness, Shannon pursued undergraduate degrees in Exercise & Sport Science and Psychology (2002) . Following a successful gymnastics career and undergraduate work, she went on to Tufts University to complete a Masters in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism (with a specialization in Health Behavior Change) (2005). *
Shannon has developed a deeper understanding and appreciation of how the human body is effected by what we “give it.” She’s experienced and seen how the food we eat directly impacts our physical, mental and emotional health. Shannon has also witnessed and learned how the decisions we make around food impact the health of our communities and environment. As a nutritionist, mother, and former elite gymnast, it is her mission to improve these relationships with a focus on what and how we eat, so that generations to come will thrive on a multitude of levels. *
Shannon’s Philosophy: Food should be fun! It should taste great, be satisfying, unite your friends and family, and most importantly, support your health! Our bodies function, perform and thrive as a result of the nourishment we give them. It is Shannon’s belief that we can’t outsmart nature, but we can work with it to build resilient bodies and minds from a base of foods sourced close to the earth.
Read more at optimalathletewellness.com.
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