Myrna Haag, BA, RD, LD/N is a registered and licensed dietitian, with degree in nutrition and restaurant management. Myrna has earned certifications from A.C.S.M. , AFFA, Kenneth Cooper Institute and the Bale and Doneen method for prevention of heart attacks and strokes. She has been a trainer and certified group fitness instructor for over 35 years. Myrna has a passion for finding the most evidence based approach for nutrition and exercise with an effective coaching style that  guides patients through a healthy lifestyle strategy for proven long-term results.

As an active volunteer in her community Myrna has developed  nutrition educational materials, workshops, and provided healthy lifestyle coaching services for local non-profits. Myrna’s educational materials have been used in Hillsborough county schools and other non-profit organizations interested in improving health through nutrition.

Myrna developed, marketed, and sold a healthy food product as a social enterprise business in a homeless shelter. She received the 2013 inaugural Community Partner of the Year award for helping the Junior League create its Kids in the Kitchen curriculum and makes herself available for her community’s nutritional needs.

Myrna was one of the first competitors in the sport of triathlons in which she still competes today. She completed her first Hawaii Ironman triathlon in 1988, consisting of 2.5 mile ocean swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26 mile run. In 2004, she was ranked 11th in the world in the (45-50 age group) Triathlon World Championship Olympic distance.

Each year Myrna uses her knowledge of nutrition and fitness to prepare for an athletic goal. This year’s athletic goal is to swim from Buck Island to St. Croix, a 5 mile open water swim, in the Virgin Islands.