Kristi Spence Masters of Science, Registered Dietitian
TOSH Sport Science
Elite Athlete: Half-Marathon/Marathon
Kristi Spence is a registered dietitian and works with youth, recreational, and elite athletes at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH) in Salt Lake City. Through individual consultations as well as a series of monthly cooking clinics and nutrition education lectures, Kristi shares her passion for food, cooking and healthy eating with people of all backgrounds.
She completed her master’s degree in Nutrition at the University of Utah in 2007 and earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 2001. As a lecturer in the University of Utah’s Division of Nutrition, Kristi’s Healthy Weight for Life course addresses issues in weight management, healthy living, and sustainability. Kristi is also the dietitian for Athletic Republic, an international athletic training program. At Princeton, Kristi competed on the varsity cross country and track and field teams, captaining the team in 2000.
Still a competitive distance runner, Kristi qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials with a personal best time of 2:45:38 in the 2006 Chicago Marathon. She was 20th at the 2007 New York City Marathon and competed in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials in Boston. Kristi is able to draw upon personal experiences with sport and nutrition to advise people of all ages.