Tamar Kane Verywell Family

Tamar Kane, MS, RD


Northwestern University, Columbia University



Tamar is a Registered Dietitian and marathon runner. After completing her undergraduate studies in Human Development and Psychological Services at Northwestern University, she served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for two years as a combat fitness instructor. There, she helped soldiers improve their aerobic endurance and strength through obstacle courses, weight training, and hikes, ensuring they were physically fit for combat.

During her time with the IDF she realized how different it was to fuel for athletics and was propelled to pursue further education in nutrition. She returned to New York, where she completed her Masters in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Teachers College Columbia University.

Tamar has run three marathons and is constantly applying sports nutrition principles to her training. She believes that developing the right nutrition program for your sports activity level is as important as your athletic training. She recently started Tamar Kane Nutrition to help runners properly fuel their training while they wade through the nutrition information overload and confusion.


Tamar completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University. She received a Master’s in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Teachers College Columbia University. She also completed her dietetic internship through Teachers College, where she gained experience in a variety of dietetic settings and specialties including long term care, GI nutrition, sports nutrition, postpartum nutrition, and nutrition in the media.

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