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Marie Spano MS, RD
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Marie Spano MS, RD

Marie Spano is a Registered Dietician and expert in nutrition who has worked as a dietary spokesperson, consultant, and freelance writer.  She has written for many popular press magazines, trade publications and websites. She has also helped hundreds of individuals achieve their athletic goals by tailoring their dietary intake to specific needs.

Ms. Spano holds an MS in Nutrition from the University of Georgia and holds a BS degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of North Carolina.

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Kathy Stevens M.A. Kinesiology, MAFP
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Kathy Stevens

Fitness professional Kathy Stevens is a major influence in the areas of family and adult fitness.  A Master Trainer, Kathy holds a B.A in Physical Education and Masters Degree in Kinesiology.  Her Masters thesis focused on maintaining joint health in aging populations.  Kathy serves on the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America Board of Advisors.  She has created numerous professional training programs and fitness videos.  A mother of five, Kathy has written on family fitness for national publications including Fit, Family Circle, American Fitness, Parents, Fit Pregnancy, Fitness, Self, Shape, and WebMD.

Please click here to read Ms. Stevens’ blog about health and fitness related topics.

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Vicki Bovee, MS, RD
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Vicki Bovee M.S., R.D Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Expert

Vicki Bovee, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian with over 25 years experience in weight management with specialization in bariatrics since 2003. She is currently the Clinical Dietitian for Western Bariatric Institute in Reno, Nevada. Prior to joining Western Bariatric Institute, Vicki was a faculty member at the University of  Nevada School of Medicine working on government and industry research teams in the areas of  weight management and women’s health. She has authored numerous magazine articles and co-authored several “bariatric friendly” cookbooks with Chef Dave Fouts. She also serves as a consultant to LAP-BAND® Allergan Canada and is on the WLS Lifestyles advisory board. Vicki received her MS in nutrition from Montana State University and her BS in home economics from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Please click here to read Bariatric articles by Vicki on our Weight Loss Surgery Blog about nutrition and other related articles. 

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