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Rasa Nutrition Training Camp for Minnesota Vikings
Rasa Nutrition, Rasa Troup

Rasa, onsite, while working with the Twins.

Meet Rasa Troup, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, OLY

- M.S. Nutrition

- Registered & Licensed Dietician

- Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

- Olympian, business owner and mother

As a competitive athlete, I struggled with nutrition in the middle of my career. I learned that no matter how hard I trained on the track, if I didn't fuel my body properly, I would never reach my potential.

 

As a nutrition professional with over 20 years of experience, I work with people from all walks of life whether your goal is to feel more confident planning a meal, or to perform at the highest level of sport. I work with athletes of all abilities, from amateur to professional.

Some of the people I've worked with include: University of Minnesota Athletics, The Emily Program (eating disorder clinic), The Minnesota Vikings, The Minnesota Twins, University of Minnesota Physicians, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Viverant, and TRia Orthopedic.

 

Our goal at Rasa Nutrition is to work with you to tune your nutrition, so your body can be healthy and heal itself. Working with me, you will learn to create peace with food, your body, and build your tribe. You will learn the skills to create healthy relationships with food, and fuel your body.

I firmly believe that a sense of belonging. Finding communities that support your uniqueness, honor your authenticity and humanity, will help to build a better world.

"I want you to
have the energy to accomplish amazing things."

Rasa Troup, Rasa Nutrition

Rasa's track and field career included finishing nineteenth and breaking the Lithuanian Steeplechase record at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

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Rasa Troup

As a woman, I grew up with messages that my body is not good enough. This led to decades of chronic dieting and eating disorders, chasing the illusion that if I work hard enough and controlled my food, I could fix my "not enough-ness".  After I embarked on my journey as a nutrition professional, I continued to learn from stories of people that I was helping, and understood my own dieting history. I continue to pursue professional continuing education, most recently Body Trust. I believe that minimizing people and your body, not only does not help, but actually harms our health and well-being.  Your body does not need to be fixed, it needs to be understood and listened to.

Cultural Bio

I am a 47-year-old, white, cis-woman in an “average “size body. The oldest of 2 children, I grew up in a small town called Pabrade, in Lithuania. At the age of 21, I immigrated to the USA and have resided in Minneapolis ever since. My parents were teachers who worked hard to support our education and interest in sports. My body story includes being teased about weight, size and limited wealth. In addition, my body story includes being an Olympian, and experiences of body fascination because of my athleticism. I carry a family history of addiction, mental illness, abuse, and my own history with food insecurity, mental illness, and trauma. I have been married for 19 years to a black American male. I am a mother of two kids, ages 14 and 16. I am a highly sensitive person who loves spending time outside walking, biking, or running and seeing nature as I move my body. 

Cultural Bio

We've worked with some really great people!

it's within your reach

Rasa Troup and Minnesota Twins

Tailored Nutrition Presentations with Rasa Nutrition

Looking to empower your group or team?

Rasa Nutrition offers tailored nutrition presentations both on-site and virtually. We have experience presenting to hundreds of sports organizations, businesses, and schools. Topics can include nutrition for optimal fueling, injury prevention, recovery nutrition, or countless other topics.

Available on-site and virtually.

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