Meet Luna’s Dietitian
Tara DelloIacono Thies, LUNA and Clif Bar & Company’s in-house registered dietitian and nutrition tipster, has always found nutrition fascinating and chose to make a career of it. We count ourselves lucky that she landed here.
Tara provides expertise and guidance on nutrition issues to all areas of our company. She’s the nutritional and product ingredient whiz who helps LUNA make the best choices about what we put into our bars. She can translate the most complex scientific nutrition concepts into language that everyone can grasp and benefit from. In her spare time, Tara answers consumer nutrition questions and writes the great nutrition articles you’ll find on this site.
She is the go-to nutrition resource for many food and nutrition editors and has contributed to publications including Stroller Strides Newsletter, Bay Area Parent, Parenting.com, Competitor and Oprah Magazine. Tara also serves as the nutrition spokesperson at Clif Bar & Company marquee sporting events and as a nutrition resource for Healthy Child Healthy World.
Tara puts her sports nutrition knowledge to work by participating in a variety of sports that inform her practical approach to sports nutrition. An avid runner and marathoner, Tara also mountain bikes and practices yoga on a regular basis. As a mother of two active boys, she is both personally and professionally informed about the nutritional needs of children and families.
Before joining Clif Bar & Company over a decade ago, Tara served as a clinical dietitian for Catholic Healthcare West. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Dietetic Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Montana State University and became a registered dietitian after completing an internship in San Francisco, California.
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