— Sports Nutrition Services —
Jenna combines science with her extensive sports nutrition experience to help professional and recreational athletes implement a realistic and effective plan that will maximize their athletic performance — whether that is during the season or within the off-season training. Good sleep, rest, mental conditioning, and training are a very important part of the athletes’ career — but nutrition is just as important. We know that sports nutrition creates that edge athletes need to be one above the next; therefore, making sure the nutrition piece is there is so beneficial.
The following Sports Nutrition Services are offered:
- Body composition testing and tracking
- Team talks/presentations
- Individual one-on-one nutrition counseling
- Spouse/Family of athelte nutrition counseling
- Computerized diet analysis
- Meal planning guidance (pre-game, post-game, off season)
- Food preparation instruction
- Grocery store tours and kitchen makeovers
- Assist in providing access to local food delivery services
For sports nutrition consulting within a sports team, consulting may consist of the contents above, including consistent follow-ups, monitoring dietary supplements, hydration, specifics for player positions, overseeing menus for/during travel, constant communication with athletic training and strength & conditioning staff.
— What makes my approach successful? —
It is incredibly important to consider each athlete or team to be it’s own unique scenario. For example, to understand the daily lifestyle of a hockey player including the necessary nappy he/she must do mid-day or the notion that it isn’t very ideal to suggest an orange to pack in a golf bag because it isn’t fun pealing an orange on the 7th hole. Making sure I grasp the grind of what you do is only going to help the both of us benefit — I become better informed in your sports career, while you can trust I am able to give the proper nutrition and guidance for your successes.
- Using research based practices, but also making that connection to the athlete so they understand why they are eating what they are eating
- Using basic nutrition — athletes must understand the basics of good nutrition to then understand sports nutrition. Creating a good foundation is incredibly important.
- Avoiding supplementation unless beneficial for the sport, dietary intake, or lifestyle. For example, vitamin D is often suggested for hockey players training indoors with lack of vitamin D food resources; however, a golfer outside each day in the sun may not need supplementation. All supplements are case by case.
- Providing education to the coaching/training staff as well as invested parents is important to help relay those key nutrition messages as well as helping guide athletes when I am not around
- Reminding athletes to have fun with their diet but also, know sports nutrition creates an edge. By believing in sports nutrition and making the best of it, they create a healthier and better body.