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Elizabeth Applegate, PhD
Elizabeth Applegate, PhD, is Senior Lecturer, Department of Nutrition, and Director of Sports Nutrition, Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of California - Davis.
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I used to do pull-up contests (as a former gymnast) — best is 57!
What three words or phrases best describe you?
Thoughtful, energetic and “on a mission”
What do you like to do in your free time?
Exercise (cycle) and cook (so I can eat)!
What’s the last good book you read?
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
What are you currently working on?
A nutrition and garden education program with developmentally disabled teens and adults.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
To fly (free of an aircraft or any device) — so I could feel free.
What are you most passionate about?
Teaching and empowering people with the knowledge about how best to feed and exercise their body — after all it’s the only one they have and taking care of your body is a must for long health and vital life!
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