Tina’s Story

Pic-Tina-GowinHello! My name is Tina Gowin Carlucci and I am a Registered Dietitian and an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer.

I was born and raised in North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), though I am of Indian (Asian) descent. Because of this ethnic background, I have been vegetarian for most of my life and grew up on homemade Indian food. Throughout high school and college, I enjoyed learning about other cultures and trying different cuisines. After living in New York for a few years, I introduced seafood into my diet and have been able to expand my culinary horizons even further.

I’ve been involved in various sports my entire life – everything from basketball, to soccer, to tae kwon do. Most recently, I identify myself as a runner (and a one-time-so-far triathlete). Running has led me to some amazing people and it is a passion that continues to grow. So far, I have run countless half-marathons, 3 marathons (Chicago 2010, New York 2011, Philadelphia 2012), a 50k (Bear Mountain 2013), and an ultra-style relay (Ragnar Las Vegas 2013). And with a new interest in strength training, I even finished a Tough Mudder in 2012. When it comes to sports, I’ll try (almost) anything once – it’s so amazing what you can train your body to do and the obstacles that you can overcome. I love talking to others about similar passions and helping them to discover how physical activity and healthy eating can lead to a more fulfilling life.

Recently, I joined a new “club” called motherhood! My hubby and I welcomed our beautiful baby boy in November 2014. After experiencing the ups and downs of pregnancy and new parenthood, I have a newfound respect for what the body is capable of accomplishing and a growing passion for helping families get healthy and stay healthy together.

PROFESSIONAL BIO: 

Tina Gowin Carlucci, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, wellness expert, and certified personal trainer. Tina believes there’s more to health and wellness than eating kale and running marathons (though she is a leafy green lover and an avid runner), and that while food provides nourishment and fuel, it should also feed your soul and tickle your taste buds. Her food blog, Gowin Nutrition, features simple and delicious recipes, insight into life as a new mom, sports nutrition tips for peak performance, product and book reviews, and much more.

Tina also partners with like-minded food brands and organizations for their nutrition communications needs. She is available for media and spokesperson work, as well as recipe development. Previously serving as the Senior Nutrition Editor and Editorial Director for Joy Bauer, the health and nutrition expert on NBC’s TODAY Show, Tina has a wealth of experience in all aspects of media including social media, magazines and newspapers (both online and print), and television. She also assisted Joy in creating recipes for her latest cookbook, From Junk Food to Joy Food.

Prior to working in nutrition communications and starting her own business, Tina was the corporate wellness dietitian for Emblem Health in New York City. She began her career as a clinical dietitian at Montefiore Hospital, and served as a management and pediatric nutrition fellow at New York – Presbyterian Hospital.

Tina graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Nutrition and completed her clinically intensive dietetic internship at New York – Presbyterian Hospital.

Tina resides in northern Virginia with her husband and son. When she isn’t working, you can find her exploring nearby running trails, chasing her ever-curious toddler, planning a trip abroad, and searching for the best eats in the D.C. area.

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