College Sports Nutrition Programs You Want to Follow on Instagram

My Sports Dietitian–Follow My Sports Dietitian On Instagram 

Dietitians can work in a variety of settings - hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, schools, the government, and more. What many people probably don’t realize is there are over 125 Full-Time Sports Dietitians working in collegiate sports to ensure their athletes are meeting their nutritional needs. The collegiate Sports RD is an athlete’s secret weapon. Without the proper amount and type of fuel, it will be a long road for an athlete when trying to achieve peak performance and recovery. But, with the help of a Sports RD, an athlete’s performance can be taken to the next level. 

Are you ever curious to know what athletes at some of the top colleges are being fed? What do some of the top Sports Dietitians recommend to fuel their athletes for peak performance? We’ve now made it easier not only for you to follow your favorite college teams on Instagram, but to also take a deeper dive into what they are being fed.

 

 

My Sports Dietitian






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Auburn University






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@auburnsoftball fueling their way through tournament week in Cali 🥎 🏝

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Duke University






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💥SUPPLEMENT SAFETY💥 Swipe 👉 to learn the facts 👉 BOTTOM LINE: YOU CAN NOT OUT SUPPLEMENT A POOR DIET!

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania






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~Have you ever thought of meeting with a Registered Sports Dietitian?~ ~Do you know what a Registered Sports Dietitian can do?~ Sports dietitians are Registered Dietitians that have further education and knowledge in sports nutrition. They receive certification after extensive practice with athletes. These dietitians have “CSSD” after their name; which means they are a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. You may have met or worked with our Registered Sports Dietitian on campus, Ms. Nicole Dann-Payne MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CHWC. ~There are many reasons to visit with a Registered Sports Dietitian:~ -to improve performance as an athlete -gain or lose body fat or muscle mass -increase endurance, meal and snack ideas before/during/after a practice or game -helpful tips on what foods to buy and make to help your performance -assistance with a food allergy/intolerance while eating the right foods for athletic performance -help with gastrointestinal problems and assistance with foods that may help -or because you have a medical diagnosis that may need help with a meal plan. ~Have you been to IUP’s Sports Nutrition office?~ Located on the bottom floor next to the trainers offices, IUP has it’s very own Sports Nutrition Office. Our dietetic interns undergoing supervised practice are available throughout the school year to assist athletes with individualized nutrition care. Stop back next semester to set up an appointment! Reference: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition. Top ten reasons to consult a board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). American Dietetics Association. https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/THEACADEMY/7ced21c0-646a-49a2-bf42-65c0f561ddb8/UploadedImages/SCAN/Documents/Top_10_Reasons_Consult_CSSD.pdf. Published 2009. Accessed March 16, 2020.

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Kansas State University






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Looking for a quick lunch or snack? We’ve got you covered! If you would like a step by step tutorial, DM us! #fuelthecats

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Michigan State






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These guys know how to fill the bucket and the grocery basket 🛒. #spartansfuel

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Montana State University

North Carolina State University

Oklahoma State University Football Nutrition

Radford University

Sam Houston State University






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How much protein do you actually need ? ⠀ -Awesome graphic created by @completingthesquaremeal 💪🏽- TY ❤️ ⠀ 🔑 CONTEXT IS KEY!It depends! 👀 As this awesome graphic above displays, protein amounts will increase depending on weight because body size matters. Needs will also change depending on a variety of factors! Are you cutting calories right now? 🥬 Following a plant based diet? Male? Female? 🏃🏽‍♀️ Are you an ultra-marathon runner? In/out of season? What is your age? 🦴 Are you injured? SO MUCH TO CONSIDER!!! ⠀ Some tips: -Stop guessing! Work with an RD who can help evaluate your protein needs -Trying to build muscle?🏋🏽‍♂️Do you actually have a stimulus Are you lifting? -Have you first considered your Total calorie intake? 🤔 -Your composition goals matter 👏🏽 -More does not always = better! Protein has MANY functions in the body, but a surplus in calories whether Carb, Fat, Protein will lead to some weight gain. 📝 ⠀ ⠀ ¿Cuánta proteína necesitas realmente? ¡EL CONTEXTO ES CLAVE! ¡Depende! Como se muestra en este impresionante gráfico, las cantidades de proteína aumentarán dependiendo del peso porque el tamaño del cuerpo importa. Sin embargo, las necesidades también cambiarán dependiendo de varios factores. ¿Haz reducido calorías? ¿Sigues una dieta basada en el consumo de plantas? ¿hombre o Mujer? ¿Eres un corredor de ultra maratón? ¿Cuál es tu edad? ¿Estás lesionad@? Hay mucho que considerar... ⠀ Algunos consejos: -¡Deja de adivinar! Consulta con tu dietista que pueda ayudarte a evaluar tus necesidades en cuanto a la proteínas. -¿Intentando desarrollar músculo? -¿Realmente tienes un estímulo? ¿Levantas pesas ? ¿Haz considerado tu consumo total de calorías? -Tus objetivos de composición corporal son importantes -Más proteína no es necesariamente mejor! La proteína tiene MUCHAS funciones en el cuerpo, pero un exceso de calorías, ya sea Carbohidratos, Grasas, Proteínas, conducirá a un aumento de peso. ⠀ ⠀ Int. J Sport Nutr Exerc Metabl, 2014 Apr;24(2):127-38. FASEB J. 2013 Sep;27(9):3837-47 Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5828430/pdf/12970_2018_Article_215.pdf. Book: The New Power Eating by Susan M. Kleiner

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San Diego State University






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Happy Monday Aztecs!🌞 Today we're sharing some 5-minute post-training recovery snacks perfect for a busy student athlete schedule! ⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ A hard training session calls for a nutritious post-training recovery snack/meal. Protein and carbohydrates are the main focuses of recovery nutrition to refuel the body and help muscles recover from your training. 💪⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Some super simple post-training snack ideas⇩⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 1. Greek Yogurt Fruit and Granola Bowl 🍓⁠⠀ - Greek yogurt has 20g protein per cup⁠⠀ - Granola and berries provide carbohydrates to refuel along with fiber and micronutrients⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 2. Peanut Butter Banana Whole Wheat Toast⁠⠀ - Whole wheat bread and peanut butter are natural plant protein sources and provide high quality carbohydrates along with sliced bananas ⁠⠀ - The bananas also provide potassium, an important electrolyte often depleted via sweat during an intense training session⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 3. Turkey Veggie Wrap⁠⠀ - Deli turkey slices provide complete protein to promote muscle recovery⁠⠀ - Veggies help add micronutrients and fiber, while adding volume to help you feel full⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Try these out and share your creations with us!⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #sportsnutrition #fuelingperformance #sdsusports #sdsu #sportsdietetics #sportsdietitian #healthysnacks #mealprep #gains #preworkoutmeal #postworkoutmeal #healthysnacks #healthyeating #sportsperformance #healthytips #nutrition #nutritionforathletes #athleticnutrition #healthychoices #smartchoices #mealprepideas #fitnesstips #healthylifestyle #sportssnacks #recoverynutrition #recoverysnacks #highprotein #nutritionforathletes #foodforathletes #sdsusportsnutrition ⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

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Southern Utah University

Texas A&M






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These Aggies are fueled and ready to #bthokansas today! #smoothiesandwheatgrass

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Texas Tech University






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Check out with breakfast is so important! 👏🏼👏🏼

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UCLA






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Twix bars, but homemade and packed with carbohydrates 😍

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University of Iowa

University of Alabama






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Lol family reunion + cooking demo earlier today #fueledbybama

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University of Arizona






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@vanessaovando ready for some halftime fueling! #fuelupbeardown #gocats

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University of Oklahoma






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Sneak in veggies through these fun, tasty, and easy methods! 🍅🥦🥬🥒🌶🌽🥕🧄🧅🍄 #FuelinOU

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University of Pittsburgh






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#ThrowbackThursday to post training smoothies! #H2P #TBT 🥤

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University of South Dakota






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Ingredients:⁣ ⁣ 2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini⁣ 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)⁣ 1/3 cup honey⁣ 1/4 cup brown sugar⁣ 1/4 cup coconut oil⁣ 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract⁣ 2 large eggs (room temperature)⁣ 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon⁣ 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg⁣ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda⁣ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder⁣ 1/2 teaspoon salt⁣ 2 cups whole wheat flour⁣ 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (or try chopped nuts such as pecans)⁣ ⁣ Recipe:⁣ ⁣ 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. ⁣ 2. Thoroughly squeeze the shredded zucchini with a paper towel to remove as much excess water as possible. ⁣ 3. In the bowl of a standing mixer or a large mixing bowl, beat the mashed banana with the honey, brown sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the eggs (make sure they are room temperature or the coconut oil may resolidify), then mix until combined. If the coconut oil does resolidify, microwave the bowl in 10-second bursts, just until the coconut oil reliquifies⁣ 4. Sprinkle the cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt over the top of the batter. Mix to combine. Sprinkle the flour evenly over the top, then mix on very low speed, just until the flour disappears. By hand, fold in the zucchini and the chocolate chips (or nuts) stopping when batter is evenly blended. Note the batter will be thick⁣ ⁣ 5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Check with a thin knife or toothpick in the center of the bread, it should come out clean when it is fully baked.⁣ ⁣ 6. Once the bread is baked, place the pan on a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes. Gently flip the bread over to get out of the pan and place on the rack to finish cooling.⁣ #ucsd #ucsdathletics #ucsdtritons #bigwest #sportsnutrition #sportsrd #dietitian #zucchinibread #bakedgoods #summerproduce

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University of Southern Mississippi

University of Texas

University of Virginia






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Tired of the same old sandwich? Mix things up a little at lunch today. Try out this Tuna Melt sandwich. #GoHoos

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Utah State University






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Which carb foods stand out to you most? Comment your favorite way to fuel with carbs below👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

West Point






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Are you looking for healthy, quick, and inexpensive meal ideas? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Add grain bowls to your weekly meal repertoire. . BASE LAYER: grain or starch, such as bulgur, leftover roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, brown rice, whole grain couscous. . 2ND LAYER: lean protein, such as leftover rotisserie chicken, lean ground beef, pulled pork, frozen cooked shrimp, canned tuna or salmon. Other great sources of protein includes: beans like black, kidney, pinto or garbanzo beans; firm tofu flavored with a splash of soy sauce, sriracha, and honey; and cheeses like feta. Tip: Bulk preparing your proteins (oven or crockpot) and grains (rice cooker, pressure cooker) on one day can make meal prep during the week super simple. . 3RD LAYER: Non-starchy Vegetables (and fruits!). Leafy greens work great. Frozen veggie blends are awesome: my favorites are fajita and stir fry blends. A stash of prepped veggies (washed & cut) in the fridge makes preparing these meals super fast. . 4TH LAYER: Sauce. Think of options like a citrus vinaigrette, hummus, guacamole, salsa, yogurt sauces like tzatziki (or add lime juice, salt, and pepper to plain yogurt for a crema - Pro tip: Thin with water to a drizzly consistency), or try a variety of Asian sauces. Note: Watch for added sugars in sauces and use those options sparingly. Simple peanut sauce: 1 Tbsp peanut butter, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp water or lime juice, 1 tsp honey, and a squeeze of sriracha to taste; stir vigorously until smooth. . 5TH LAYER: Garnish. Fresh herbs like cilantro or thyme; dried fruit like cranberries or raisins; nuts like sliced almonds, or chopped pecans or peanuts; or cheeses like feta, shredded Parmesan, or crumbled goat cheese. . . Try these ingredient combinations or make up your own and share them here. Once you nail the formula, you’re off to reinventing the tired entree salad and feeling more full and satisfied. . #fuelingvictory #goarmybeatnavy #wholegrains #sportsrd @usma.dmi @westpoint_usma @goarmywestpoint @usma_2020 @usma_2021 @westpoint_dpe @dean.usma @commandant.usmilitaryacademy

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