Optimizing Athletic Performance

Unlocking Athletic Potential with a Sports Nutritionist

Discover the importance of a sports nutritionist in enhancing athletic performance, and learn how they can help you achieve your fitness goals.

Top Available Sports Dietitians

Jamie Lee's profile picture, Registered Dietitian on Online Nutrition

Jamie Lee Quebec, Canada

Intuitive Eating
Sports Nutrition
Wellness and Prevention
            In my practise, I focus on preventative health and a long-term physical and mental wellness approach to eating. By exploring your relationship with food, weight and body, and implementing practical skills to prepare and organize your meals, you can expect personalized discussions and recommendations that consider all aspects of food and nutrition. Let's connect and work together to achieve your goals!
Virginia Spoerry's profile picture, Registered Dietitian on Online Nutrition

Virginia Spoerry Quebec, Canada

Allergies and Intolerances
Digestive Concerns
Heart Health
Intuitive Eating
Older Adults
Sports Nutrition
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Wellness and Prevention
            As a registered dietitian, I have always been passionate about health, food and well-being. I aim to help my clients to develop a healthy relationship with food and balanced eating habits through a realistic and personalized approach as well as to prevent and manage chronic diseases. As an avid sports enthusiast, I understand the energy requirements and the body's needs to perform well in sports such as skiing, running, team and individual sports. My mission is to help transform the subject of nutrition into an invigorating rather than intimidating experience.

En tant que diététicienne, j'ai toujours été passionnée par la santé, l'alimentation et le bien-être. Mon objectif est d'aider mes clients à développer une relation saine avec la nourriture et des habitudes alimentaires équilibrées grâce à une approche réaliste et personnalisée, ainsi qu'à prévenir et gérer les maladies chroniques. En tant que passionnée de sport, je comprends les besoins énergétiques et les besoins du corps pour être performant dans des sports tels que le ski, la course à pied, les sports d'équipe et individuels. Ma mission est d'aider à transformer le sujet de la nutrition en une expérience vivifiante plutôt qu'intimidante.

Kiana Hagerty's profile picture, Registered Dietitian on Online Nutrition

Kiana Hagerty Quebec, Canada

Allergies and Intolerances
Digestive Concerns
Heart Health
Intuitive Eating
Older Adults
Sports Nutrition
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Wellness and Prevention
            Graduée de l'université McGill avec un baccalauréat en Diététique et Nutrition Humaine, je suis passionnée par l'alimentation et les effets bénéfiques qu'elle peut avoir sur notre corps.  Que ce soit pour la prévention ou la gestion de maladies chroniques, pour optimiser vos performances sportives ou bien pour améliorer votre qualité de vie, je vous aiderai à trouver l'équilibre entre le plaisir de manger et la santé!

Graduated from McGill University with a bachelor's degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition, I am passionate about food and its benefits on the human body. Whether it is for prevention or management of chronic disease, to optimize athletic performances or to improve your quality of life, I will help you find a balance between pleasurable eating and health!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything about Sports & Nutrition

Sports nutrition is a specialized field that focuses on the nutritional needs of athletes and individuals engaged in regular physical activity.

A sports nutritionist is a professional who has the knowledge, education, and skills to help athletes optimize their performance and reach their full potential through tailored nutrition strategies.

The Role of a Sports Nutritionist in Enhancing Performance

Sports nutritionists and dietitians play a crucial role in helping athletes achieve their performance goals.


They assess an athlete's individual nutritional requirements, develop customized meal plans, and provide guidance on proper hydration and supplement use.

By understanding the unique demands placed on an athlete's body during exercise, a sports nutritionist can help you fuel your body effectively and support optimal performance, recovery, and overall health.

Education and Certification for Sports Nutritionists

A sports nutritionist typically holds a bachelor's or master's degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field from an accredited university.

In addition to their formal education, many sports nutritionists also pursue specialized certification in sports nutrition, such as the Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) or the International Society of Sports Nutrition's (ISSN) certification.

These certifications demonstrate a nutritionist's advanced knowledge and skills in sports nutrition science and their commitment to staying current with the latest research and best practices.

Working with a Sports Nutritionist: Individualized Strategies for Success

Athletes who work with a sports nutritionist or dietitian can expect to receive personalized nutrition advice based on their specific needs, goals, and the demands of their sport.

A sports nutritionist will consider factors such as the athlete's training schedule, body composition, and any dietary restrictions when developing a tailored nutrition plan.

This individualized approach ensures that athletes receive the right balance of nutrients to support their performance, promote recovery, and maintain long-term health.

The Importance of Sports Nutrition in Injury Prevention and Recovery

Proper nutrition is not only essential for enhancing athletic performance but also for preventing injuries and supporting recovery.

A sports nutritionist can help athletes identify and address any nutritional deficiencies that may contribute to injury risk, as well as provide guidance on the best foods and supplements (when needed) to support tissue repair and healing following an injury.

In conclusion, a sports nutritionist is a valuable resource for athletes looking to optimize their performance, prevent injuries, and maintain overall health.

With specialized education, certification, and a deep understanding of the science behind sports nutrition, these professionals can help athletes fuel their bodies effectively and reach their full potential in their chosen sport.

Disclaimer: Nutritionist vs Dietitian

In Canada, there is sometimes a difference between the terms Dietitian and nutritionist. While both titles can be use interchangeably in some provinces, this is not the case in others.

The title ‘Dietitian’ is protected by law across Canada in every province. The term ‘nutritionist’ however, is only a protected title in Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Only nutrition professionals who are regulated and have protected titles have a legal scope of practice which includes: providing individualized nutrition counselling, medical nutrition therapy, and nutrition education to individuals with specific health concerns.

That said, while the term "nutritionist" is sometimes used on this website, it is important to note that we only work with licensed Registered Dietitians in good standing with their provincial regulatory bodies. That means you can be assured that all of our partners providing nutrition counselling meet the education and ethical standards set by all of the provincial regulatory bodies across Canada.

We strongly recommend that you consult with a Registered Dietitian (or other recognized healthcare professional such as a doctor) when you are considering making any significant dietary changes.

Rest assured that on Online Nutrition, every nutrition professional is vetted to confirm they are a Registered Dietitian in good standing with their provincial regulatory body. 

Dietetic Statistics


Individuals report feeling more confident in their food choices after working with a registered dietitian.


4 out of 5 Canadian adults possess a chronic disease risk factor, such as smoking, inactivity, poor diet, or alcohol misuse.


2.7M Canadians with diabetes benefit more from dietitian-led interventions than non-dietitian ones, as evidenced by lower A1C levels.


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