MEET CHRISTINA CHU
Hi! My name is Christina and I am a Registered Dietitian in Chicago specializing in performance nutrition.
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, where I first found my love for sports, specifically tennis. In 2014, I moved to the east coast to attend Boston University and pursue my love for nutrition (almost 6 years worth of training!). During this time, I taught tennis at BU, became a personal trainer working hands-on with dozens of clients, and am currently continuing my love for fitness as a cycling instructor.
It's funny, I originally had no intentions in working with athletes, despite my peers predicting that was the avenue I would take. However, after a special graduate sports nutrition practicum with BU Varsity Athletics, I fell in love nutrition in the sports world. Viewing food as fuel which provides a strong foundation for mental and physical performance resonated with me. I became so obsessed with it, I was reading journals for fun, having coffee & conversations with local strength coaches, and even flew to the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas in the middle of my dietetic internship to learn everything under their roof.
Scientific evidence made simple for you.
Scientific: The information and skills I provide are backed by trusted research and practices.
Simple: Portraying scientific information in a straight-forward manner is going to be the most beneficial for you.
For You: Personalization is key. Performance is not a one-size-fits-all, and what works for others may or may not work for you.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN): Commision on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN): Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Registration and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Licensure
Dietetic Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Needham, MA
Master's of Science: Clinical Nutrition, Boston University
Bachelor's of Science: Nutritional Sciences and Communication, Boston University
Certified Spinning Instructor: Spinning®
I abide by the Code of Ethics for the Dietetics Profession. In doing so, I pledge to conduct myself with honesty, integrity, and fairness to protect clients, the public, and the profession. All opinions are my own through interpreting current scientific literature.