Sports Nutrition Services

—  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.

Key Points:

  • 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.