Meet Claire

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Claire Shorenstein is a Manhattan-based Registered Dietitian and New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. She also is a Road Runners Club of America certified coach who works with runners and other athletes to help them achieve their performance goals. In addition to sports nutrition, Claire specializes in weight loss, chronic disease prevention and management, pre- and post-natal nutrition, emotional eating, and general healthy eating.

Claire received her clinical training at Montefiore Medical Center, where she continued to work as an inpatient dietitian for several years. There, she counseled patients with a variety of chronic medical problems, including diabetes, renal disease, cancer, obesity, HIV/AIDS, liver disease, and heart disease, on what to eat to manage symptoms and improve health. Since leaving the clinical setting, Claire has focused on building her private practice, as well seeing clients at other local practices.

Education and Credentials

  • Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

  • Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Member of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group 

  • Member of the New York State Dietetic Association 

  • Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Coaching Certification

  • First Aid/CPR Certification (renewed every two years)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Yale University

  • Master of Music in Oboe Performance from Yale School of Music

 

Sports and Personal Interests

Claire first fell in love with running as a member of her high school’s cross-country running team. Many years later, she rediscovered her love of the sport when she realized that her greatest strength – and passion – was in distance running. Over the last 20+ years, Claire has competed in numerous solo and team events from the 5km to 50-mile distance. She particularly enjoys trail running and thus far has completed three trail ultra marathons (The North Face DC 50k, UTHC 65k, and JFK 50 mile races) and countless shorter races. Claire also has competed in numerous road marathons, including two Boston-Qualifying times. Other running accomplishments include finishing the Boston Marathon in 2013 and 2014placing 2nd in the female relay division at the 2016 Big Sur International Marathon, and winning 1st place in the female relay division at the 2013 NYC Triathlon (2nd place in 2014 and 2015). 

 

Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Claire loves to travel and has an eclectic background. She attended Yale University, receiving a B.A. in Humanities and a M.M. in Oboe Performance. After more than seven years in the corporate world and a year-long solo trip throughout South America, she switched career paths to pursue her longstanding interests in nutrition, running, and helping others to optimize their health. Her corporate background allows her to recognize the challenges that many of her clients face in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As a runner and coach, she also understands the athlete mentality, the crucial role that nutrition plays in preventing and recovering from injury, and how to help individuals safely attain their health and fitness objectives. 

 

Claire has a toddler and is due with baby #2 in October 2019 so "free time" is a luxury...but she still loves to experiment in the kitchen, check out new restaurants, and race locally when she is able. Currently, exercise mainly consists of riding her Peloton bike, strength training and run/walking. You can read more about her pre-baby running and food adventures in her blog, The Fight and Flight Response, and stay current with her more recent adventures on social media (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @eatforendurance) as well as through her sports nutrition Podcast

©2019 by Claire Shorenstein, MS RD CDN

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