Sports Dietitian, Author
Lauren Link is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She earned her bachelor's degree in dietetics and in nutrition, fitness, and health and her master's in health & kinesiology, both from Purdue University, where she played soccer and was a four-time Academic All B1G honoree and a member of the 2007 Big Ten Tournament championship team. In January 2014, she returned to her alma mater as Purdue's first full-time sports dietitian and is presently the Director of Sports Nutrition. In addition to promoting optimal performance during their athletic career, she also is passionate about helping her athletes successfully navigate the transition into the real world. Beyond publishing her book, The Healthy Former Athlete, she has led multiple initiatives to this end, founding a student-athlete community garden and spearheading a transitional program called BLAST (Boiler Life After SporT).