Sports Nutrition

How to Pack a Cooler for an Away Game or Competition

How to Pack a Cooler for an Away Game or Competition

Here’s a question for parents: are you packing the cooler with the right fuel to support your young athlete’s performance? In this video, I unpack the essentials you should pack for away games and competitions. If you’re tired of relying on what snacks the team is providing, or end up grabbing a bag of chips […]

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What I would tell my younger self - Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian

What I Would Tell My Younger Self

Imagine sitting your younger self down for a talk… knowing what you know now, what would you say? I would elaborate on two very important topics, which I share here. March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future”, and eating with sustainability in mind to nourish ourselves and protect

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - How to Spend Less Time in the Kitchen with an Active Family

How to Spend Less Time in the Kitchen with an Active Family

Does it feel like your ‘side hustle’ is constantly making meals in the kitchen? It’s a question I hear from parents ALL THE TIME… “How do I feed nutritious food to my family that’s always on the go?” The pain is real for parents of active kids and young athletes who are constantly hungry. Having

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - How to Improve Gut Health for Cold and Flu Season

How to Improve Gut Health for Cold and Flu Season

Looking for ways to boost your immune system during cold and flu season? Tip: 70% of your immune system is in your gut! The wise saying “you are what you eat” is testimony to the importance of our digestive tract, and there is plenty of information available to learn about the amazing role our guts

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How to spot disordered eating in your young athlete

How To Spot Disordered Eating In Your Young Athlete

You suspect that your young athlete has an eating disorder. But what are the signs to look for? What do you do, and more importantly, what don’t you do? 👉 Do learn more about the topic and seek professional help. 👉 Do not wait. This topic is near and dear to my heart, and you

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How to Make Your Own Collagen-filled Bone Broth

How To Make Your Own Collagen-filled Bone Broth

Ever wondered how to make your own collagen-filled bone broth at home? Hint….Don’t throw away that chicken carcass. Collagen is all the rave right now in the world of nutrition, and for good reason. Be sure to see my video, Is Collagen Protein Good For You? to learn more about the different types of collagen

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What your young athlete should eat after a late night practice or game

What Your Young Athlete Should Eat After a Late Night Practice or Game

It’s 9:00pm and your young athlete is starving after their practice or game. What do you feed them? You don’t want them going to bed on an uncomfortably full stomach, but not an empty one either. It’s important to feed them after a long evening of competition, to support training adaptation. By not feeding them,

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How Young Athletes Can Pre-fuel for After School Practice

How Young Athletes Can Pre-Fuel for After School Practice

School’s back in and so are after-school practices for young athletes. I hear from parents at the start of every school year looking for a nutrition plan to support their athlete. Pre-fueling for practices and games after school is especially important to help them perform at their best, so it’s one of the top questions

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How to Prevent Age-related Muscle Loss

How to Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss

Are you over the age of 30? Great things come with age, but when it comes to maintaining your muscles, you need to up your game to avoid age-related muscle loss. Sarcopenia is muscle loss that occurs with aging and/or immobility, and sadly after 30, we start to lose muscle mass by 3% to 5%

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Hydration Needs for Young Athletes

Hydration Needs for Young Athletes

Parents listen up! Every summer I work with young athletes to help them understand their hydration needs, and to establish a hydration protocol for parents to help their athlete implement. It’s a “hot” topic every summer (pun intended!), because it’s such a critical component of their health and performance, and the consequences of dehydration are

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