Maggie McQuiggan, MS, RD, LD, CPFT is a registered dietitian and certified personal fitness trainer. She obtained a B.S. in nutrition from Incarnate Word University in San Antonio, and an M.S. in nutrition at Texas Woman’s University, Houston, TX. She completed several courses at the University of Texas Medical School in the Clinical Research Curriculum, an NIH-funded program geared toward increased understanding of the research process and interpretation of the scientific literature. This increased her ability to read and interpret data from journal articles, and communicate the findings so it makes sense to clients trying to sift through all the nutrition and fitness information. She can quickly get to fact vs. fiction.
Maggie has had faculty positions at University of Texas Medical School, UT School of Public Health, Texas Woman’s University, and Houston Community College.
Her professional activities include 31 professional publications. She has given over 70 lectures to professional audiences nationally on critical care nutrition, enteral and parenteral nutrition (alternatives to oral nutrition), sports and exercise nutrition, nutritional assessment, and enteral feeding protocols.
Maggie’s academic and clinical career has focused on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, surgical nutrition, specialized nutrition support (enteral and parenteral nutrition), perioperative nutritional conditioning, weight management, healthy body composition, and nutrition for exercise and sport.
Maggie has been a fitness enthusiast throughout adulthood and decided to obtain certification as a personal trainer to combine her love of food and nutrition with exercise. Her fitness pursuits include marathon-running, triathlon, snow skiing, weight training and yoga.