What’s the first thing an NFL sports dietitian asks a rookie when they join the team? What career paths can you take in nutrition? What’s the 80/20 rule and how do professional athletes use it?
Mindy Black, Jaguars dietitian and co-owner of Dietitians of Palm Valley, sits down with Jared Graybeal on the Live Well Lead Well podcast to answer these questions and talk all about sports nutrition and her career path. Check it out below!
Dietitians of Palm Valley helps professional, collegiate, club, and high school athletes fuel their bodies for performance. One of the first things to accomplish is to match an athlete’s fueling with the energy needs that they have – they’re so active! We also look at nutrient timing, to make sure the right nutrients are available at the right times. This helps build muscle, feel energized, recover from workouts and be ready for the next practice.
Just as Mindy mentioned, part of a sports dietitian’s job is to take science and apply it to the athlete’s day to day nutrition habits. Research in nutrition and performance continues to grow, and our job is to read it, understand it, and find ways to apply it to best fuel our athletes.
Whether you’re a current athlete, ex-athlete (if that’s even a real thing!), or someone simply trying to get active and build a happy & healthy lifestyle, we all need to fuel our bodies! And our team of dietitians can help you achieve that lifestyle. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-250-0075 to get started with our sports dietitians.