Caroline Mandel, MS, RD, CSSD,

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Caroline Mandel

Director of Performance Nutrition, University of Michigan Athletics

University of Michigan Athletics

Caroline Mandel is in her twenty-second year as the Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Michigan Athletic Department, providing medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and fueling programs to over 900 Division 1 Varsity student-athletes competing on 29 teams and overseeing a staff of four Performance Dietitians. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Caroline earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts where she was a varsity swimmer. She completed dual Masters of Science degrees in Kinesiology and Human Nutrition from the University of Michigan. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Caroline served as SCAN Executive Committee Secretary from 2019-2021; previously she served on the CPSDA Conference Committee and lead the Scholarship & Awards Committee for 6 years. Before joining the Michigan Athletics Student Athlete Health and Welfare Team, Caroline was a Nutrition Specialist in Preventive Cardiology, a Michigan Medicine outpatient clinic. In addition to her work with Michigan Athletics, she lectures on a variety of performance nutrition topics locally and nationally. Mandel was recognized for her achievements in sports and cardiovascular nutrition, becoming the Michigan Deitetic Association’s Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for 1994 and Dietitian of the Year for 1999. She was the CPSDA Service Award recipient for 2014. Caroline and her husband Scott live in Ann Arbor and are parents to two daughters, Hailey and Leah.


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