In order to achieve peak performance when it matters it is important to understand what to eat and when. Whether it be in training, pre, during or post competition your nutritional intake will play a key part of your ability to work effectively.
The role of our nutritionists is to evaluate the dietary needs of the athlete and provide practical recommendations that will help optimise heath and performance. The nutritionist will assess the current eating habits and preferences and highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the athletes current nutritional strategy.
Our programme includes
- One to one consultations
- Customised dietary recommendations
- Group workshops including: Introduction to Sports Nutrition, Nutrition for Travel, Shopping tips, Fuel for Performance, Supplement Advice and Practice Cooking Skills
Meet the expert
Rachel Kimble - Sports Nutrition
Rachel is a graduate registrant of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). She has studied nutrition since undergraduate and is currently doing a PhD with a nutrition focus. During the first year of her PhD she was a nutrition intern and involved creating resources and delivering workshops to athletes here at Northumbria University. She is now lead nutritionist which involves working one-to-one with athletes to reach their nutrition goals, but also overseeing the nutrition team to ensure the volunteers and interns deliver material to the focus sports
Rachel has developed a guide to Sports Nutrition which Student Athletes can access here