Cláudia Minderico is a research fellow of CIPER. She holds a Bachelor degree in Physical Education and Sport from Faculty of Human Kinetics, a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Sciences from the Higher Institute of Health Sciences – Egas Moniz, a Master degree in Clinical Nutrition from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a PhD in Physical Fitness and Health in the specialty of Body Composition by the Faculty of Human Kinetics. Her main research areas of interest is the investigation in clinical nutrition in health, body composition and athletic performance of high-performance athletes and recreation practitioners, clinical nutrition in healthy growth, development and aging, clinical nutrition in the prevention and therapy of specific pathologies, and nutritional prescription in programs of control and management of the weight. She is author of several pedagogical and scientific articles in the field of Clinical Nutrition, Sports Nutrition and Body Composition and Invited lecturer of several master’s and post-graduate courses in the field of Sports Nutrition. Currently she is in charge of the nutrition service of the Portuguese Olympic Committee.