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Caroline Mandel

Caroline (Craig) Mandel

Caroline Mandel is in her twenty-second year serving as the Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Michigan Athletic Department providing medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and fueling programs to over 900 Division I Varsity student-athletes competing on 29 teams and overseeing a staff of four Performance Dietitians. The Performance Nutrition program is in integral part of the inter-disciplinary Student-Athlete Health and Welfare team. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Caroline earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts where she was a varsity swimmer. She completed dual Masters of Science degrees in Kinesiology-Movement Science and School of Public Health-Human Nutrition from the University of Michigan. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.

In 2019, Caroline was elected to the SCAN Executive Committee as Secretary and now serves as the newly formed Sports and Human Performance (SHPN) dietetics practice group’s Executive Committee Secretary. Previously she served on the CPSDA Conference Committee and guided the Scholarship & Awards Committee for six years. Before joining the Michigan Athletics, Caroline was a Nutrition Specialist in Preventive Cardiology, an outpatient clinic of the University of Michigan Health System. In addition to her work at Michigan, she lectures on a variety of performance nutrition topics locally and nationally. Mandel was recognized for her achievements in sports and cardiovascular nutrition, becoming the Michigan Dietetic Association’s Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for 1994 and Dietitian of the Year for 1999. She was the CPSDA Service Award recipient for 2014. Caroline and her husband Scott live in Ann Arbor and are proud parents of their daughters Hailey and Leah.

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