Meet an Expert: Liz Applegate, PhD
Dr. Liz Applegate is one of the many experts Best Food Facts relies on to address consumer concerns. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Director of Sports Nutrition for 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!