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Dietician invited to summit

Kingman Regional Medical Center's Dino Pierce, a dietician and diabetes educator, has been invited by the International Society of Sports Nutrition to speak at the 2008 Arnold Classic Strength Summit in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 29. The ISSN is an academic-based society dedicated to sports nutrition and the growing science of applied nutrition.

The ISSN summit will coincide with the annual Arnold Classic International Fitness Weekend, which draws the world's strongest, fittest and most agile athletes. The event, named after Arnold Schwarzenegger, will take place Feb. 29 through March 2 and will include over 10,000 athletes competing in a variety of events. An additional 75,000 sports enthusiasts are expected to attend the weekend's activities.

Pierce will be speaking on his upcoming book, "Glycogen Supercompensation: Carbohydrate Loading for Bodybuilders, Fitness and Figure Competitors." He is a nationally known public speaker and published author on the subjects of sports nutrition, training and positive belief principles.

As a registered dietitian, Pierce holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La., and completed an internship at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. He is registered by the American Dietetic Association.

Pierce currently works as a dietitian, sports nutritionist, diabetes educator and weight loss/weight management specialist at KRMC's Del E. Webb Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. He is also a competitive bodybuilder and has won numerous power-lifting and bodybuilding titles. Presently, he is training for the 2010 NPC (National Physique Committee) Team Universe, which is a national-level bodybuilding competition.

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