As a company of athletes and food lovers, we know the importance of crafting great-tasting food that provides nutrition for sustained energy. That’s why we’ve brought together some of the best, brightest and most passionate experts in sports nutrition to form the Clif Nutrition Advisory Council.
Clif Bar will leverage the Council’s sports and nutrition science expertise to support our commitment to providing sustainable, nutritious food for athletes and active people. They inform our product innovation process with the latest in sports nutrition science to help us deliver foods with nutrition that is customized to take on a variety of different adventures. Together, our goal is to help educate sports nutrition professionals and active individuals on the important role of food in supporting healthy, active lifestyles.
We believe that crafting foods with purpose is key to inspiring healthy people’s adventures and to building a healthy food system. With that in mind, the Council is committed to developing and sharing science-based nutrition information that helps make good food choices nutritious and delicious.
The Clif Nutrition Advisory Council is comprised of eight internationally-recognized sports and nutrition experts specializing in a wide range of topics including performance nutrition strategies for endurance and team sports, carbohydrate and protein metabolism, hydration, energy balance and more.
CLIF NUTRITION ADVISORY COUNCIL
Melinda Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM is a professor of nutrition at Oregon State University, where her research focuses on the interaction of nutrition and exercise for energy balance, health and performance. She has authored over 130 scientific publications, chapters, and review articles and four nutrition textbooks. Dr. Manore is part of two USDA Childhood Obesity Prevention Grants, one of which uses sport nutrition to engage youth soccer players in healthy eating for health, weight management and performance.
Mike Ormsbee, PhD, CSCS, FISSN, FACSM is the Associate Director of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine and an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University. From his days as an NCAA collegiate ice hockey player, to competing in 70.3 Ironman races, to helping others achieve their performance goals, he has always used evidence-focused training and nutrition strategies to optimize performance and body composition.
Stephanie Howe, PhD has a passion for movement, science, and nourishment that has catapulted her to the top of the ultra-running world. A former collegiate Nordic skier and cross-country runner, Dr. Howe won her first ever attempt at the famed Western States 100. She has earned a doctorate in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Oregon State University, and competes as a Team CLIF athlete, holding several course records and podium finishes at some of the world’s most famous ultras.
Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD is a nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University. She has provided nutrition consulting services to collegiate athletes for more than 25 years and currently volunteers with athletes at Hart County High School. Dr. Rosenbloom was editor-in-chief of two editions of Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals and for the online Sports Nutrition Care Manual from 2011-2015. She is the contributing sports nutrition editor for Nutrition Today and writes a monthly sports nutrition column for USA Swimming.
Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM is the managing principal of Sports Science Insights (SSI), LLC, an exercise science and sports nutrition consulting group. Prior to starting SSI, Dr. Murray was the co- founder and director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute from 1985 to 2008. Dr. Murray’s research on athlete’s hydration needs and physiological and performance responses to fluid, carbohydrate, and electrolyte ingestion has contributed to the broader understanding of the role that carbohydrates and electrolytes play in athletic performance.
Doug Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and presented more than 400 times on heat-related illnesses, preventing sudden death in sport, and hydration. Dr. Casa is an associate editor of the Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports and an editorial board member of Current Sports Medicine Reports, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD is an award-winning author and educator. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle has dedicated decades to making school environments healthy. She co-authored the 2014 Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11 Years, and has received many honors, including Montana School Foodservice Professional of the Year, the Silver FAME Award as a Friend of Child Nutrition and a Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, founder of Spano Sports Nutrition Consulting, is one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists and nutrition communications experts. She works with NBA, MLB and NFL players as well as golfers, MMA fighters, and athletes in other sports. Marie enjoys the challenge of communicating scientific information in an approachable, understandable format. She has appeared on CNN as well as NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates throughout the nation, and authored hundreds of magazine articles and trade publication articles.