Mindy Black

MS, RD,CSSD, LD/N,CPT

Mindy Black is an experienced Registered Dietitian located in Jacksonville, Florida. She specializes in sports nutrition, weight management, and medical nutrition therapy. Currently, she is the Director of Performance Nutrition for the Jacksonville Jaguars. She also works closely with several doctors and chiropractors in the Jacksonville Area & is an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida. Mindy graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a Masters in Exercise Physiology.

Past experience includes serving as a Sports Nutritionist for the University of Florida Athletic Association, Jacksonville University, and independent work with many professional and elite athletes, weight loss counseling, & leading group nutrition seminars.

Mindy is a Board Certified as a specialist in Sports Dietetics through the American Dietetic Association. The Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) is the premier professional sports nutrition credential in the U.S. Being Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics designates specific knowledge, skills, and expertise for competency in sports dietetics practice.

National Certifications/Credentials

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Board Certified in Sports Dietetics
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Florida
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, Child CPR, & AED
  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Samantha Previte

RD, LD/N, CPT

Sammy joined forces with Mindy in May 2016 and together they founded: Dietitians of Palm Valley. Sammy graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Kinesiology (fitness studies). Sammy worked in the Sports Nutrition department at Penn State with all 31-varsity teams.

In addition to working in athletics, she served as a Retail Registered Dietitian for ShopRite Supermarkets in New Jersey.  She specializes in individual nutritional coaching as well as grocery store tours, corporate wellness, and nutrition workshops.  She is a certified personal trainer through NASM, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and previously served on Penn State’s Strength and Fitness Advisory Board.

National Certifications/Credentials

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Florida
  • Certified Personal Trainer—National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certificate in Training Supermarket Business and Industry Skills
  • Certificate in Training in Adult Weight Management
  • CPR/AED certified

Lauren Smith

MS, RD, LD/N, CPT

Lauren is a registered dietitian who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Florida State University and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Boston University. She has served in the Sports Nutrition Department at Florida State University where she worked with athletes in all 21 varsity sports. There, she has also served as the Student Director of Wellness for Florida State’s Wellness Department where she helped run body composition and performance testing for local athletes.

Lauren has served in two outpatient programs that specialize in the treatment of eating disorders in athletes. She is specialized in working with clients regarding eating disorders, clinical nutrition, sports nutrition, and weight management.

 

National Certifications/Credentials

  • Master of Science in Nutrition
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Florida
  • Certified Health Coach for ACE Fitness
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Whitney Hochstetler

MS, RD, LD/N

Whitney is Registered Dietitian from Ormond Beach, Florida. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Florida and earned her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition from Florida State University. Whitney has worked in the Sports Nutrition Department during her time at Florida State. She also spent time working at Chip Smith Performance Systems, working with post-collegiate athletes preparing for the NFL Combine and Pro Days. Last spring she was the Performance Nutrition Intern for the Jacksonville Jaguars during OTA’s and mini camp. For the past year, Whitney has been the sports dietitian for the University of North Carolina’s Football Program.

National Certifications/Credentials

  • Master of Science in Nutrition
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Florida
  • CSSD–Eligible