“I didn’t like school, yet I was curious and I loved learning. The Heights Flex and then New School Program showed me that there was an alternative path to learning about myself and the world. With that new point of view and my love of learning I was empowered to challenge myself and discover my own journey. This award is a testament to those innovative educational programs. I hope that by receiving this award I can encourage young students to seek helpful alternatives, search for their own paths and take on challenges that may offer excitement and fulfillment to their lives.”
Dr. Susan M. Kleiner is a pioneer in the field of nutrition, performance, and health. She is revered as a scientist, practitioner, consultant, educator, and motivator speaking worldwide to coaches, athletes, and industry on these topics. She is the founder and owner of High Performance Nutrition, LLC, where she has consulted with national and international sports teams, Olympians and elite athletes in countless sports, along with her work as an influential industry consultant.
Dr. Kleiner is co-host of the “Your Food Matters Podcast”, and has authored 8 books, including the bestseller The New Power Eating®, as well as hundreds of scientific research publications and lay articles. She is a co-founder and fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and The National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition to serving on several boards, Dr. Sue is passionate about volunteer teaching in Vietnam with MEET-international.org. She is an avid adventure traveler, musician, and loves spending active time in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest with her family and friends.
BA Biology, Hiram College
MS PhD Nutrition and Human Performance, Case Western Reserve University
High Performance Nutritionist and Owner, High Performance Nutrition, LLC