Course Description

A great course addressing all of the issues facing athletes that are vegetarians.

Sports Dietitian

Lisa Dorfman MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC

Known globally as The Running Nutritionist ® Lisa is a Licensed & Board Certified Sports Dietitian/Nutritionist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified USA T&F & USA Triathlon Coach, former professional triathlete & the 2008 US Olympic/Paralympic Sailing Teams Nutritionist. Lisa is personal nutritionist to hundreds of youth, teen, collegiate & professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, USTA, US Boxing & more than 20 individual & team sports. The author of 6 books, including her upcoming book, Legally Lean: Everything Teen Athletes Need to Know about Sports Nutrition & Performance (2014) her hands-on practical advice has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, E, Lifetime, local & international news & hundreds of publications including USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Runners World, Muscle & Fitness, Training & Conditioning, Glamour, & Shape Magazines…..Since 1983 Lisa has nutritionally coached & educated thousands of student athletes, coaches & parents on healthy strategies for achieving optimal health in the classroom, in sport & in life. As former Director of the University of Miami Graduate Program in Nutrition for Health & Human Performance/Professor -Department of Kinesiology & Sports Sciences & Hurricanes Athletic Teams Sports Nutritionist (2003-2013); Culinary Nutrition instructor at Johnson & Wales University and Miami Culinary Institute @ Miami Dade College, Lisa’s dedication, passion & enthusiasm regarding food as fuel for Health, sport & life is evident by the respect & appreciation of coaches, athletes, students and parents worldwideLisa is a competitive runner and triathlete who has competed in more than 34 marathons (PR 2:52:32), IronmanUSA Lake Placid, dozens of half marathons and 1/2 ironmans, and hundreds of running and multisport races. In 2004, she competed for the United States on Team USA at the World Long Distance Duathlon Championships. Lisa resides in Miami, Florida with her husband and 3 children.Off the track and out of the classroom, Lisa devotes her spare time to those in need. A member of the American Red Cross International Disaster Services Mental Health Team, Lisa travels the globe assisting in Emergency Relief, most recently in Haiti after the earthquake. She contributes locally to the homeless, hungry, traumatized and sheltered from domestic violence.Follow Lisa: on Twitter@ LegallyLean, Twitter @foodfitness or visit Lisa at her websites: ,, , or

Course curriculum

  • 1

    History & Success of Vegetarian Athletes

    • History & Success of Vegetarian Athletes

  • 2

    Types, Strengths & Challenges of Vegetarian Diets

    • Types, Strengths & Challenges of Vegetarian Diets

  • 3

    Vegetarian Fuel

    • Vegetarian Fuel

  • 4

    Vitamin & Minerals in Vegetarian Diets

    • Vitamin & Minerals in Vegetarian Diets

  • 5


    • Reference Guide