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Sports Nutrition Expert Heidi Skolnik to Speak

Heidi Skolnik Portrait
Heidi Skolnik
Falk College is pleased to welcome Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, as the featured speaker of the Seventh Annual Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series.

We invite you to join us at 6:30 p.m. April 20 in Grant Auditorium, Falk Complex, for her lecture “Cancel Diet Culture: Food, mood, body image and media. Learn how to normalize vs. moralize eating.” The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. prior to the lecture.

A national thought leader in nutrition, Skolnik has influenced millions through her media work, writing, and thriving consulting business. She oversees the Performance Nutrition program at The Juilliard School and the School of American Ballet and she has consulted with numerous Broadway shows, including “Hamilton,” “An American in Paris,” “Aladdin,” and “Billy Elliot.” Previously, she worked with the NBA’s New York Knicks (seven years), NFL’s New York Giants Football (18 years), and Major League Baseball’s New York Mets (15 years), and with NHL, MLS, WNBA, Olympic, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes.

Skolnik has been part of The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery for over 20 years. She has co-authored five books, including The New York Times best-selling “The Whole Body Reset,” “Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance: The right food, the right time, the right results,” and “The Athlete Triad Playbook.”

“When you combine Heidi’s extensive experience with athletes from high school to the NFL with her ability to connect with audiences, this is a can’t-miss opportunity for anyone interested in performance nutrition,” says Lynn Brann, chair of the departments of Nutrition and Food Studies and Exercise Science at Falk. “We are thrilled that Heidi will share her stories and insights with us, and we are grateful to the Litt family for their continued support of this event that greatly benefits our students.”

An experienced and sought-after presenter, Skolnik consults and presents nationwide to corporations, professional organizations, universities, and colleges. As an expert resource for national media, Skolnik has appeared on The Today Show, The View, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, Primetime, 20/20, Extra, The Weather Channel, Fox News Channel, ESPN, the YES Network, Food Network, and CNN’s American Morning and Headline News.

In addition to sports nutrition, wellness, and active aging, treating the Female Athlete Triad and Relative Energy in Sports (RED-S) continues to be Skolnik’s area of expertise as she works in collaboration with other members of a client’s team to help each athlete return to health and peak performance.

Skolnik holds two master’s degrees in exercise physiology and human nutrition and is a Fellow with the American College of Sports Medicine. Skolnik sat on the board of the National Osteoporosis Foundation for 10 years and currently sits on the Medical Advisory Committee of the National Menopause Foundation.

For information about the Ann Litt Lecture and accommodations or parking requests, please contact Annette Hodgens at or 315.443.9816.

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.