About

About Rasa Troup

Olympian Rasa Troup (nee Michniovaite) is a registered dietitian (RD) and licensed (LD) dietitian, who specializes in nutrition for health, well-being, performance, exercise, disordered eating and eating disorders. She is a board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). She is also a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND), the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) dietetic practice group, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), and served on the board of Twin Cities Dietetic Association (TCDDA). Rasa works as a dietitian for University of Minnesota Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country and Minnesota Vikings.

Education

Rasa completed her Bachelor’s degree in physiology and a Master’s degree in nutrition from University of Minnesota, as well as her dietetic internship at University of Minnesota DIGS (Dietetic Internship for Graduate Students).

Experience in Sports Nutrition & Wellness

Rasa has experience in many different areas of nutrition, including clinical nutrition, eating disorders, and sports nutrition. She has worked with many fitness exercisers, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, including All-American college athletes and Olympic/Paralympic Medalists. Her services include nutrition assessments, individualized meal planning, meals for home and travel, grocery shopping trips, and one-on-one consultations. She also gives presentations to sports teams, organizations at nutrition, athletic training, coaching conferences, and sports camps.

Running Experience

Rasa holds national records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the indoor mile in her home country. She has been a competitive athlete since she was 13 years old. She represented Lithuania in the World and European track and field championships as well as the 2008 Beijing Olympics. While studying at the University of Minnesota, she earned All-American honors in cross-country and was the first University of Minnesota athlete to win the Roy Griak Invitational as well as the program’s first NCAA regional champion.

As a nutrition professional and competitive athlete who struggled with her nutrition in the middle of her competitive athletics, she has learned first-hand how crucial proper nutrition can be in achieving her health and performance goals. Rasa, her husband, and their two children reside in Minneapolis.