Maria-Raquel G. Silva is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Faculty of Health Sciences-University Fernando Pessoa in Porto. She is a Senior Researcher in the Research Centre for Anthropology and Health-Human Biology, Health and Society Group-University of Coimbra and in the Comprehensive Health Research Centre-Group of Sleep, Chronobiology and Sleep Disorders-Nova Medical School, University of Lisbon. She is an expert in nutrition for the Scientific Committee of the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal as well as being an ex-rhythmic gymnast, coach and international judge. She achieved her Pos-Doc in Neurosciences (Institute of Molecular Medicine-Medical Faculty of Lisbon), Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences and has a Licentiate Degree in Sport and Physical Education (University of Porto). Her research areas are nutrition and metabolic diseases, neurosciences and physical exercise.