HMFW Dietitian Earns Board Certification in Sports Nutrition|
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association (ADA), has certified Amy Goodson, a registered dietitian at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital (HMFW), as a specialist in sports dietetics.
Goodson is one of 194 board-certified sports dietitians in the U.S. and one of only 21 in Texas.
To achieve certification, Goodson had to successfully meet rigorous specialty practice requirements, including completing a minimum of two years of work as a regular dietitian and 1,500 practicing hours in sports nutrition, proving that she utilizes evidence-based nutrition with patients and athletes, and passing a national exam. The entire process took two years to complete.
As a dietitian at HMFW, Goodson provides nutrition assessment, evaluation and education to executives participating in the Executive Health Program. She also serves as the sports dietitian for HMFW’s Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute and Texas Christian University athletics.
In addition to her work at HMFW, Goodson is involved in improving the dietetic health of the community through her work with local, state and national professional organizations including the Dallas Dietetic Association, the Texas Dietetic Association and the American Dietetic Association.
As for her top three nutrition tips, Goodson says to eat small, nutrient-rich meals often throughout the day; bring lunch and snacks with you so that you have good food that gives you energy and exercise regularly for cardiovascular health and life-long results.
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