Nutrition

 

The sport nutrition team is uniquely positioned to bring today’s best practices to the forefront. Each sport dietitian within the team brings a high level of expertise to the sports they support. They utilize science as the foundation for performance enhancement, taking a food-first approach and tailoring nutrition advice for each individual athlete’s fueling, hydration, and recovery needs. 

USOC sport dietitians play a collaborative role in ensuring athletes’ needs are met both on and off the field. Visit a training location to see sport dietitians collaborating with food service managers to serve fresh, healthy and performance-based menus. Sport dietitians also travel with Team USA athletes to training and competition venues to monitor nutrition-related parameters and reinforce sport nutrition practices, both at home and on the road. They also interact and consult with other USOC high performance staff such as sport psychology, strength and conditioning, sports medicine and physiology to create a team approach to supporting the athlete’s health and performance goals.

The sport dietitians at the U.S. Olympic Committee have put together a variety of education materials for athletes, coaches and parents to learn more about sport-specific diet, travel nutrition and eating guidelines as well as a range of performance-focused, easy to make and delicious recipes.

Athlete Eating Guidelines

Athlete Plates - Easy Day 
Athlete Plates - Moderate Day
Athlete Plates - Hard Day

Sport Nutrition Factsheets