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Ann Litt Speaker Series

Falk College Welcomes Sports Dietetics Expert Laura Moretti Reece March 26
Laura Moretti Reece portrait
Laura Moretti Reece

The Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University is pleased to welcome Laura Moretti Reece, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, as the featured speaker of the Eighth Annual Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series. Her lecture, “Nourishing an Athlete with an Eating Disorder: A Sport Dietitian’s Perspective,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in 200 MacNaughton Hall at Falk College. The event is free and open to the public.

As a certified specialist in sports dietetics, Reece specializes in sports performance-based nutrition, as well as treating Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S), disordered eating, and eating disorders in athletes. She has extensive experience in consulting and collaborating with Olympic and professional athletes, local colleges and universities, and professional sport and dance facilities.

“We are thrilled to have Laura Moretti Reece as the featured speaker this year,” says Lynn Brann, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at Falk. “Laura’s work in sports dietetics and eating disorder treatment strongly align with the legacy of Ann Selkowitz Litt and with student interests in Nutrition, Falk College, and Athletics. Her work extends across a variety of athletes and focuses on fueling for health and optimal performance.”

Reece currently serves as a clinical nutrition specialist for Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, and the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also the consulting dietitian for U.S. Rowing and the Boston Ballet Company and Schools. She was recently appointed to the RED-S Expert Advisory Panel for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic committees. Previously, she served as co-chair of the International Academy of Eating Disorders Sport and Exercise Special Interest Group and co-chair of the 2019 Female Athlete Conference.

Reece is the owner of a Boston-based nutrition private practice group, Laura Moretti Nutrition. She earned a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from New York University.

For information about the Ann Litt Lecture and accommodations or parking requests, please contact Mackenzie Kelly at or 315.443.2027.

About the Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series

Ann Selkowitz Litt ’75 (1953-2007) was a nationally known nutritionist who helped children and adolescents with eating disorders and assisted developing athletes in reaching their full potential. The nutrition consultant to CosmoGirl magazine, Litt was the author of The College Students’ Guide to Eating Well on Campus, Fuel for Young Athletes, and the American Dietetic Association Guide to Private Practice. She was the nutritionist for the NFL’s Washington Commanders and served as spokesperson for several media campaigns during her career, including the Got Milk campaign. After her death, the Ann S. Litt Foundation, Inc., was created to support nutrition education. Through a generous gift from this foundation to Falk College, the Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series was created at Syracuse University in 2015.