Dr. Liz Applegate, a nationally renowned expert on nutrition and fitness, is a faculty member of the Nutrition Department and the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Her enthusiasm and informal style make her undergraduate nutrition classes the nation’s largest with enrollments exceeding 2500 annually. Currently Dr. Applegate is teaching Nut 10 in a hybrid format (face to face and virtual). She has received the Excellence in Education Award, the Excellence in Teaching Award, Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award from the University of California.
Dr. Applegate is the author of several books including: Nutrition Basics for Better Healthy Performance (3rd Ed. Kendall Hunt 2011), Bounce Your Body Beautiful (Three Rivers Press, 2003), Encyclopedia of Sports and Fitness Nutrition (Three Rivers Press, 2002), and Eat Smart Play Hard (Rodale Press, June 2001). She has written over 400 articles for national magazines and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists, a practice group of the American Dietetics Association. She provides nutrition consultation for collegiate and professional athletes as well as food companies and frequently serves as a keynote speaker at industry, athletic and scientific meetings.
In addition to her university duties, Dr. Applegate writes the popular "Fridge Wisdom" nutrition column for Runner’s World Magazine (and has for the past 25 years.)
She has appeared on international, national and local radio and television shows including: The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Discovery Channel, CNN and ESPN.
She is often quoted in national print media outlets, such as: Better Homes and Gardens, Bicycling, Fitness, Glamour, The Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, Real Simple, Shape, Teen Vogue, Vogue, USA Today and The Washington Post.