Meet Danielle LaFata
My Sports Dietitian: Eat 2 Win
“As a Sports Dietitian in the field for 15 years. I've seen how fueling properly or lack thereof can make or break an athlete. Let me help you fuel to win!”
Danielle is a Registered Dietitian who earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University and also has a Master’s degree in nutrition and food science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and a Certified Leap Therapist (CLT). Currently, she is working toward a certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition.
In the first half of her career, in Sports Nutrition, she enjoyed tremendous success especially with the San Francisco Giants who won World Series titles in 2012 and 2014 with Danielle on board. During that time, she also worked with the U.S. Men’s National soccer team, traveling with them to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil. She also worked with the Arizona Coyotes Hockey & Arizona Cardinals Football teams to help upgrade their nutrition, culinary, supplementation deliverables. Danielle worked closely with the performance and medical staff to set up evidence based recovery strategies and solutions through whole food options as well as smart and safe supplementation. Her duties when working with the team also consisted of working closely with hotel and team staff to create flavorful menus and strategic training tables that support the team’s training and recovery efforts. Also, during this time she was the Director of Performance Nutrition for the Pro/Elite division of EXOS (formerly Athletes Performance Inc.).
Now taking on a new venture she’s found a deep desire to also incorporate integrative and functional nutrition strategies into her practice. She’s committed to helping individuals achieve their best health utilizing the most updated tools, technology & research to do so. Therefore, whether you’re seeking help with sports nutrition, injury rehab, digestive issues, disease prevention, each client is individually evaluated by Danielle and provided with a well-researched and comprehensive plan they can follow to achieve their best self and performance goals.
- Director of Performance Nutrition for the Phoenix Suns
- 6 seasons with the San Francisco Giants during 2 World Series Wins
- 3 years with the US Men's National Soccer Team attending the 2014 World Cup
- Director of Performance Nutrition at EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance)
What others are saying about Danielle....
“ Working with Danielle has been one of the biggest life changing experiences for my professional soccer career and, more importantly, my overall health. I spent over 1 year with severe stomach issues . I remember first filling out my symptoms survey with Danielle and my score was off the charts...and not in a good way. The symptoms were affecting my mood and day to day life giving me a lot of stress and anxiety when it came to eating. It was also negatively affecting my performance on the field. Amazingly, only after 2 months working with her, I’m feeling tons better. I have very few symptoms and am back to feeling like myself again and waking up looking forward to eating everyday! Being a professional athlete, I understand the importance that nutrition plays in performance and recovery. Since working with Danielle, my energy levels and recovery have been great . It’s the best I’ve ever felt physically . It’s clear she’s an expert when it comes to nutrition. But it was also her energy, positivity, understanding, and encouragement that helped me make the changes that have gotten me to feeling and performing the way I am today. I’m very grateful to have been working with Danielle and I hope to continue working worth her for a very long time!! ”
Forward for Loudoun United Professional Soccer
“My name is Bruce Bochy and this is my testimonial to the great job Danielle LaFata did for me as my Sports Dietitian.
I was managing the San Francisco Giants when we hired Danielle to be our team dietitian. Along with making us a better conditioned team with the awareness she brought to making better choices nutritionally, she helped me personally with some issues I was dealing with.
I was dealing with joint pain, fatigue, and high cholesterol when she came up with a plan for me to improve in all these areas. She educated me on the nutrition part and designed a meal plan for me that I followed on a consistent basis. Danielle did a Spectracell Micronnutrient Test on Me and from those results she added some supplements to improve in areas where needed. We accomplished my goal at lowering my cholesterol where my cardiologist wanted and really helped the inflammation in the joints to where I was back doing my normal routine with the energy needed.
These changes were life changing for me as I have a family history of heart disease.
I’m forever grateful to Danielle.”
Former Manager of the San Francisco Giants