When someone hears the word Dietitian, many automatically think that this is the hospital Dietitian that is customizing nutrient rich formulas to feed a patient through a tube in order to help them recover faster from a life-threating illness or injury. They may also assume Dietitians manage the food service line to ensure patients are meeting their dietary restrictions based on their medical conditions.
What they probably don’t realize is there are 125 Full-Time Sports Dietitians working in collegiate sports to ensure their athletes are meeting their nutritional needs. Whether it’s getting up at 4 am to set up fueling stations before workouts, educating student athletes about dietary supplement safety to keep them from testing positive from a banned substance, or planning travel menus while their teams are on the road, 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.
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 find your favorite college team's Twitter account to follow, but we also compiled a list of the best nutrition Twitter accounts for collegiate sports to take a deeper dive into what the athletes are being fed.
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