Heather Mangieri, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN began her career in nutrition and dietetics over thirteen years ago upon graduating from Penn State University with a degree in nutrition. Since then she has worked in a variety of settings including health clubs, hospitals, long-term care, research and education. Heather went on to obtain her master degree in wellness and human performance from the University of Pittsburgh and is now board certified in sports dietetics and holds additional certifications in adult weight management.
Heather is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and the owner of Nutrition CheckUp, a private nutrition practice located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Through her practice, she helps casual exercisers and competitive athletes maximize their training efforts to reach their fitness goals and helps weight management and wellness clients improve their life with nutrition and physical activity to feel better and prevent disease. For the media, Heather is a trusted source of nutrition information, helping translate science into practical messages that can be understood by the public. Heather enjoys speaking and writing on various nutrition topics for the community, professional organizations and other businesses.
Aside from her private practice, Heather is part-time faculty at Chatham University in the Exercise Science Department, where she instructs Exercise and Nutrition and Wellness classes. She is also adjunct faculty at Carlow University where she is the nutrition educator for the UPMC Mercy School of Nursing Program. Heather is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the American College of Sports Medicine and is actively involved on the leadership team for the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness nutrition groups, The Pennsylvania Dietetic Association and the Pittsburgh Dietetic Association.
Heather is the mother of three children, twin boys and a daughter and truly enjoys getting the kids in the kitchen and working with them to create a meal. Though, as a parent of a son with autism, she also understands the feeding issues that face the special needs population and has extensive personal experience working in this area. She resides in Pittsburgh with her husband and three children.