Lauren Link, RD
Director of Sports Nutrition, Purdue University
Lauren Link is a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics. She earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and in nutrition, fitness and health from Purdue, where she played soccer and was a member of the 2007 Big Ten Tournament championship team.
After completing her dietetic internship through the Coordinated Program at Purdue, she worked as a clinical dietitian with Touchpoint Support Services and St. Vincent Health. In January of 2014, she returned to her alma matter by stepping into a part-time position with Purdue Athletics, and by July was able to transition the position into Purdue’s first full-time sports dietitian. She presently is the director of sports nutrition and works specifically with football, men’s basketball, volleyball and soccer. In addition to promoting optimal performance during their athletic career, she also is passionate about helping her athletes successfully navigate the transition into the real world. She has led multiple initiatives to this end, founding a student-athlete community garden, spearheading a transitional program called BLAST (Boiler Life After SporT), and most recently publishing her first book on the subject, “From Athlete to Normal Human.”