Nutrition for Athletes.

Strategically planning and timing meals can give the athlete a competitive edge in training and maximize performance in the ring.

Specializing in taekwondo athlete nutrition for

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

More on child and adolescent competitive nutrition:

What, how much and when our athletes eat and drink can make a huge difference in how well they perform, how well they feel, in preventing injury and whether or not they have enough energy to train AND grow at at healthy rate. Being a child athlete is not easy! There are many factors that affect how much and what kinds of foods each child needs: how old they are, what stage of development they are in, how much they weigh and how tall they are, what the training day looks like. What students eat before and after training, as well as timing are key elements to consider. Their needs differ day by day. It can be a challenge for parents to keep up with the changes and provide the right nutrition each day. I would love to provide support in this area, helping to make it as easy as possible to provide the right foods and amounts each day.

Here is what I will offer before Nationals:

  • Calculation of individual calorie, protein, carbohydrate and fat needs - including separate numbers for different training levels. For example, this is what is needed on an off day, on a 1 hour training day, during training camp, on competition day, etc.

  • Specific food examples for how to get to the set calorie, protein, carb and fat needs. Example snack ideas for after practice, for instance.

  • Information on timing of when to eat before and after practice.

  • Guidance on hydration

  • Support for weight management based on your goals

  • Availability to answer simple questions by HIPAA Compliant messaging

Here is what I will offer after Nationals:

  • All of the above

  • Monitoring grow status to ensure your child is getting enough nutrients

  • Problem solving with any picky eating, poor food choices/habits

  • Guidance on shopping and meal planning

  • All advice tailored to your child, including consideration of any health concerns or medical conditions