Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian and consultant in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with an emphasis in overall health, wellness, and sports nutrition. She has over seventeen years of experience and has worked with Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers and their minor league affiliates, Texas Christian University Athletics, FC Dallas Soccer, the NBA G League, the Alliance of American Football League, many PGA Tour players, as well as with many middle school, high school, and endurance athletes. She also works with the everyday exercising population to improve health and wellness. 

In collaboration with Texas Beef Council, she is the creator of the Sports Nutrition Game Plan, a free sports nutrition program for Texas high schools. She also consults for Catalyst Training Lab where she provides international education and training for dietitians in five Middle Eastern countries. She also speaks at a variety of nutrition, athletic training, and coaching conferences in addition to providing health and nutrition presentations to various businesses and companies.

Amy is the author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook, a play-by-play on sports nutrition for athletes, parents, coaches and trainers. Its portable, flipbook size is perfect for a gym bag or weight room. She is also the co-author of Swim, Bike, Run – Eat, a sports nutrition book for triathletes and the nutrition contributor to retired NFL player Donald Driver’s book, The 3-D Body Revolution. Amy is a media spokesperson with over 1400 media placements in a variety of media outlets locally and nationally and is the owner Amy Goodson RD Courses, a business providing education resources and courses to help dietetic students, interns, registered dietitians, and performance professionals in the area of sports nutrition.

Amy received her Bachelor of Science in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Master of Science in exercise and sports nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She is also a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and adjunct professor at TWU.

Kayla Bensen, RD, LD

​​Kayla Bensen, RD, LD, is a Registered Dietitian based in Northern California. She graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Meetings, and Events. Kayla began working as an event planner for three years before pivoting careers and pursuing her true passion, nutrition. Kayla would return to her alma mater to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition before embarking on an entrepreneurship-focused dietetic internship. With a mind and passion for project management, business, and marketing, Kayla began working for Amy as an intern before later joining her team. Kayla enjoys staying active, from running to skiing; she also loves being in the kitchen, where she can enjoy time with her family, friends, and puppy, Mogli.

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Team Dietitians

Katlin Stanley, MS, RDN, LD

Katlin Stanley, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  She has received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Texas Woman’s University and Master of Science in Nutrition from Lamar University. Katlin has a passion for sports nutrition, gut health, and hormone health with the approach of whole foods first and creating sustainable habits. She has experience working with a variety of athletes, as well as the general population to improve overall health and wellness. Katlin loves creating and sharing nutritious recipes to show eating healthy can be fun and delicious!

Kaylee Jacks, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Kaylee Jacks, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a Registered Dietitian Specialized in Sports Nutrition in DFW. She completed my Bachelor and Coordinated Masters and Dietetic Internship Program specialized in Sports Nutrition at Ole Miss where she worked as a Sports Nutrition Intern. Additional professional experiences include working at Saint Vincent NFL Combine Prep Program, the University of Georgia, Texas Health Sports Medicine (formally Ben Hogan), FC Dallas and their club teams, Allen High School, Highland Park High School, University of Texas at Dallas, and US Air Force Delayed Entry Program. She also works with athletes from the recreational to professional level one on one helping them utilize nutrition to optimize their health and sports performance. She has presented at several conferences including SWATA and 17th Annual DFW Sports Medicine Symposium and has been a nutrition expert published in Best Practices in Sports Medicine and several US News articles. She loves all sports and being active. She is an avid runner and competes in half and full marathons.

Petra Rack, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Lauren Thomas is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics based in Washington, DC. Lauren has over a decade worth of experience in the world of sports nutrition, providing comprehensive nutrition therapy and individualized dietary planning to enhance optimal performance for athletes. Lauren has been working as a Tactical Performance Dietitian within the Special Operations community as part of a greater integrated Human Performance team since 2017. Prior to her time in Washington DC, she worked as a Sports Dietitian for University of Georgia Athletics, and as an NYC based Sports Nutrition Consultant supporting athletes of all ages and levels. Lauren received her Master of Science in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and her undergraduate degree in psychology and education from Bucknell University. A lifelong athlete, Lauren grew up as a competitive gymnast, competed as a Division 1 Springboard Diver, and is currently an avid distance runner and triathlete. Lauren is The Sports Nutrition Playbook Marathon Program Coach and works with endurance athletes of all levels to maximize training and recovery.

Petra Rack, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Petra Rack, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN is a dedicated Performance Dietitian who joined Northwestern Athletics through Levy Restaurants in June 2021. She spent six years in the Lone Star State, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics (2018) and her Master's degree in Kinesiology (2020) from Texas Christian University.

As a graduate student, Petra served as the Research Dietitian for TCU's Kinesiology department. She also interned with the United States Olympic Committee-Combat & Acrobat Sports, TCU Athletics, and The Packers Football Organization.

Petra is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RD, LD) and Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She is a member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) and serves as a dietetic internship preceptor, mentoring and providing practical training to aspiring RDs.

A firm believer in the power of positive nutrition, Petra's goal is to influence behavior change and raise awareness of the impact of healthy eating habits.


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