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sports nutrition

We know that great nutrition starts at home. Our experts provide individualized one-on-one support and consultation unique to your family’s needs to help your athlete and your family stay healthy.

Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-4000

 

your visit

During the first consultation, the dietitian will assess:

  • Your athlete’s sport and training regimen
  • Current nutrition, growth, and well-being
  • Individual athletic goals

After the assessment, the registered dietitian will help your athlete in developing a nutrition plan, set goals, and provide guidance.

Conditions and concerns we treat include:

· Female athlete triad

· Overweight

· Guidance on special diets such as vegetarian or vegan

· Sport supplement use in athletes

· The role of nutrition in the management and prevention of stress fractures

· Athletes with diabetes

· Food intolerances and food allergie

 

Appointment request

To request an appointment with sports nutrition, please call 937-641- 4000 , option #2.

 

why is sports nutrition so important?

The type of food young athletes fuel their bodies with can have an impact on their performance and longevity in their sport. Nutrition guidance and counseling from a pediatric dietitian can ensure young athletes are fueled to optimize performance, and to keep playing into over-time! If athletes are well hydrated and adequately fueled, they will get more out of practice, competition and themselves than if they are not fueling appropriately.

A poor diet can lead to:

  • Bone loss and risk of stress fractures
  • Dehydration
  • Early fatigue and undesired performance
  • Loss of muscle
  • Poor immunity and sickness
  • Loss of menstruation
  • Iron deficiency anemia

Learning how to properly fuel an athlete and growing child can quickly become overwhelming and confusing with so many websites and information about sports nutrition available. When you meet with one of our dietitians, you can be confident knowing you and your athlete are receiving personalized nutritional care from experts. Our pediatric dietitians have extensive training and experience and use science-based evidence when providing guidance to athletes and their families.

creating a nutrition plan

There are a lot of things to consider when creating a nutrition plan for a young athlete. Each athlete is different and their needs vary depending on sport, size, age, and gender. Our dietitians can assist young athletes with individual nutrition goals to help achieve their unique nutrition needs and maximize athletic performance.

Eating to Compete nutrition plans may include:

  • Eating before and between athletic events
  • Hydration and sports drinks
  • Healthy lifestyle habits
  • Sport specific nutrition

cooking class

These cooking classes offer time to build the necessary skills to prepare healthy, cost friendly recipes while working through nutrition related content.  These educational classes are open to everyone and will cover a variety of topics that support a healthy lifestyle. These will include, but are not limited to:

  • Added sugar
  • Reducing fat in the diet
  • Picky eating
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Meals on a budget
  • Appropriate feeding behaviors
  • Heart healthy meals
  • Basic cooking skills

Open class sign ups are listed here.  Contact Emily Callen at callene@childrensdayton.org or 937-641-4667 to RSVP to class or to request a class for your team.

schedule appointment contact us

Appointments available without a referral from a physician.
Same or next day appointments available.

schedule appointment

The sports medicine department welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-3939 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.