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About

A little about Dana Lis

Certificates and Qualifications
  • PhD University of Tasmania
    Bachelor Science in Dietetics, University of British Columbia
  • Diploma, Sport Nutrition, International Olympic Committee
  • ISAK certified level 1 Anthropometrist
  • Registered Dietitian, College of Dietitians of British Columbia
  • Certified Specialists in Sport Dietetics (CSSD)
Memberships
  • Dietitians of Canada
  • Dietitians of Canada Sport Nutrition Network, Co-chair
  • Professionals in Exercise Nutrition and Sport (PINES)
  • Sport Dietitian of Australia
  • Sport Medicine Australia

Dana is a well-known sport dietitian with broad experience at the Professional, Olympic, National and International levels. Her passion for high performance sport nutrition has provided her the honor of working with several world-class athletes, achieving top performance; including the Vancouver National Swim Centre, Snowboard Canada, the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club MLS team, Soccer Canada, Canada Cyclisme, Israel Cycling Academy Professional Cycling Team and the Russian Olympic Committee. As a registered dietitian and graduate of the renowned IOC diploma in sport nutrition, she has expanded her focus from practical work in the field with athletes to pursuing PhD study at the University of Tasmania and Post Doctoral research at UC Davis in California. Her PhD research investigated the effects of gluten-free diets on athletic performance and the effects of short-chain carbohydrate (FODMAPs) on athletesí gastrointestinal health. Changing directions, her doctoral research is focused on the effects of gelatin/vitamin C and epicatechin-rich cocoa supplementation on collagen synthesis and performance.

Dana currently resides in California but maintains her passion and dedication for Canadian sport by keeping it an active part of her life through maintaining a sport science team position with the Vancouver Whitecaps and a leadership role in B2Ten Sport Nutrition Mentorship program. With one foot in research and the other in practice, Dana continues to strive towards pushing the envelope of evidence-influenced sport nutrition.