Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CDN
Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics in the Bay Area in California. She specializes in sports nutrition, eating disorders, and weight management. Wendy maintains a private practice in Menlo Park and Los Altos, California.
Wendy is currently the Team Nutritionist of the Oakland Athletics. She has consulted for the Golden State Warriors, Menlo School, New York Jets (2006-2013), NY Islanders, and Hofstra University’s Women’s Lacrosse and Volleyball teams, where she worked directly with players to improve endurance, speed and explosiveness. She is a Sports Performance Nutrition Consultant for a variety of Sports Agencies, where she helps athletes achieve peak performance prior to the NBA draft and NFL Combine. Wendy is part of the United States Olympic Committee Sports Dietitian Registry. She works closely with competitive athletes in order to enhance sports performance and gain a competitive edge.
Wendy worked at The Healthy Teen Project, an intensive outpatient program and partial-hospitalization program for teens struggling with eating disorders, from 2014-2017. Wendy provided nutrition counseling to children and adolescents in the Eating Disorders Center at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York which is part of the NS-LIJ Health System from 2001-2011. There she worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team, evaluating and treating a spectrum of eating disorders and disordered eating, including Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Wendy has been on the Clinical Advisory Board of Project HEAL, a nonprofit organization created to aid in the funding for the treatment of eating disorders, since it was created in 2008.
Wendy is a co-author of “No Weigh!! A Teen ’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom,” which is forthcoming from Free Spirit Publishing in Spring 2018. She is a co-author, along with colleague Casey Crosbie, RD, CSSD, of “How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder: A Simple, Plate-by-Plate Approach to Reestablishing a Healthy Relationship with Food,” forthcoming from The Experiment Publishers in 2018.
Wendy is a co-founder and co-owner of FOODWIZE, a company that specializes in menus that are kid friendly, nutritionally sound, and parent approved.
Wendy received her B.S. in dietetics/nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education at Teacher’s College at Columbia University where she also completed her dietetic internship. Wendy is a former competitive dancer and All-American Cheerleader.