Claire Shorenstein is a Registered Dietitian, New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and Board Certified Sports Dietitian 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.
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 virtual private practice.
After spending the last ten years in NYC, Claire relocated with her family back to her hometown of Santa Cruz, California.
Education and Credentials
Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)
Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Member of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group
Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Coaching Certification
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 has completed a number of trail ultras (including The North Face DC 50k, UTHC 65k, JFK 50, and the Rodeo Valley 50k) along with 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 2014, placing 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 and performance. 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 two young girls (2 and 5 years old), so "free time" is a luxury...but she still loves to experiment in the kitchen and race locally when she is able. You can read more about her pre-baby running and food adventures in her (now inactive) blog, The Fight and Flight Response, and stay current with her more recent adventures on social media (Instagram/Facebook: @eatforendurance) as well as through her nutrition-focused Podcast.