Tara is the team sports nutritionist for the New York Giants football players and staff.
She has provided performance nutrition services for the Giants since 2010, and worked with the 2011-2012 Super Bowl Champions team. As the New York Giants Team Nutritionist her duties include individual nutrition counseling and nutrition plans, team sports nutrition presentations, and assisting the team catering staff.
In addition to maintaining her private nutrition practice and working with sports teams,
Tara is a nutrition consultant for Organic Religion,
a cold pressed juice company based in Moscow. She helped create the juice recipes, and nutrition content for the company.
In the past, Tara provided nutrition counseling at Health Services at Columbia University from 2007 until May 2014.
She was also the sports nutritionist for Columbia University Athletics
for the 2011 and 2012 school years. There she worked with Columbia University Student Athletes on all 29 CU athletic teams. She worked with athletes individually and as a team and helped plan pre and post game meals. She assisted Columbia University student athletes to achieve peak performance by providing individual and group nutrition counseling and by giving team presentations."
Prior to working at Columbia University and Barnard College, Tara worked for over six years at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center in Manhattan.
As the senior dietitian, she provided individual and group nutrition counseling to adolescents. She also helped create the Nutrition and Wellness Program for eating disorders and weight management, led weekly nutrition and exercise groups, and frequently gave nutrition talks to the medical staff and patients.
Tara earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also completed her dietetic internship
. As part of her graduate studies, she gained clinical nutrition experience at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center and contributed to a child obesity research study at St. Luke's- Roosevelt Hospital.
Tara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a student sports nutritionist for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department, Tara worked with the University of Wisconsin 1999 Rose Bowl Champions football team. She also analyzed athletes' diets, planned meals and supplements, and helped create a sports nutrition handbook and a recipe book while working at Wisconsin Athletics.
For recreation, Tara enjoys playing weekly soccer, softball, and tennis in organized NYC sports leagues and running in Central Park and Riverside Park