Picky Bars

Linda Steinhardt

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Road Running, SUP, Yoga, Other, Studio Fitness (Pilates, Barre)
Favorite Picky Bars productOh my gosh how do I choose! Hmm.. From each category, Need for Seed, PB&J granola; Game, Set, Matcha
Off-Day ActivityCooking, reading, family time

I am a life-long athlete who started playing volleyball when I was 4. I went on to play in college at the University of Missouri and majored in marketing. I began competing in road races and triathlons my last year at Mizzou. Along the way, I became very aware about sport-specific diet culture that can exist on teams, especially as a teenager, that made it really confusing for a food-lover like me to navigate. I questioned my relationship with food, especially when a teammate began playing over me who made really harmful comments about food and her body. After graduating from Mizzou and learning so much about what I wanted my relationship with food and my body to be, and how important it is that athletes hear this message, I really realized I felt like what would be most fulfilling was if I went back to school to become a sports dietitian. So, that's exactly what I did! I recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (my hometown) where I worked in their collegiate sports nutrition program, and really found my passion for helping athletes develop positive and lasting relationships with food. I am (as of October 2020!!) a registered dietitian fellow at the University of North Carolina where we focus on Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size approaches to elite performance nutrition, something I have to pinch myself every day that I get to do! : ) Discovering Picky Bars as I was in school to become a dietitian was like the company I had always wanted. To find a company that not only creates amazing products, but that also promotes and stands for developing positive relationships with food is just TOO AMAZING! I love the company so much : )