Mary Ellen Bingham MS, RD, CSSD received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Boston University in 2004 where she was the Captain and MVP of the Division I Varsity Women’s Track and Field Team. Mary Ellen received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University in 2005, while completing a one-year dietetic internship at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Mary Ellen is an active member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and of the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN) dietetics practice group of ADA.
Mary Ellen currently works with college students and athletes in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She previously worked as the Campus Health Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist at St. John’s University in New York. She has extensive training and experience providing sound nutrition advice and healthy dietary changes for a variety of conditions requiring medical nutrition therapy including but not limited to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, food allergies and digestive disorders. Mary Ellen has provided nutrition assessment and counseling for a wide variety of clients and athletes from children to adults focusing on balanced eating habits and realistic dietary changes for optimal health and performance.
As a scholarship athlete at Boston University Mary Ellen competed in the triple jump, long jump and 4×400 meter relay. With a personal best in the triple jump of 40’1″ Mary Ellen consistently earned All-America East Conference and All-New England Honors during both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons during all four years of competition. Since college, Mary Ellen has converted from a sprinter/jumper into a long distance runner and has completed 4 marathons including San Diego (2007), Boston (2008), Boston (2009) and New York City (2009).