Ciara Csanadi, RD
Team Dietitian Ciara Csanadi (left) and Personal Trainer Chris O'Hearn
deliver a diet and exercise double punch in the fight against weight gain.
You would think you'd be able to lose weight no matter what you eat if you're training to run 13 miles in a half marathon. But past team members will tell you that's not the
case. All that training requires just the right formula for fuel, and registered dietitian Ciara Csanadi is the one who knows that formula inside and out. Ciara works at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, and is also a go-to dietitian for the successful weight management program at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center.
In addition to teaching healthier habits to team members who've been living on a fast food diet or living on misinformation from fad diets, Ciara has been a personal trainer. She has an intimate understanding of how to balance reduction in calories with an increase in physical activity. She has worked with Performance Training, Inc., assisting individual clients as well as members of the University of Tennessee women's basketball coaching staff, men's and women's soccer team members from Tennessee Weslyan, and soccer teams for the Knoxville Football Club and Bearden High School. She is a former coordinator for America on the Move.
Ciara has a Masters degree in Nutrition Science and a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, both from the University of Tennessee. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from Florida State University and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Before coming to Knoxville, she worked at the University of Oregon in sports nutrition where she conducted grocery store tours, did diet education, coordinated pre and post game meals/snacks, and did body composition analysis.