SPORTS NUTRITION

Sport-specific nutrition interventions can help an athlete maximize power and endurance, as well as overall health and performance. The intervention includes an assessment of daily eating patterns, optional 3-day dietary analysis, and assessment nutrition tactics used during training and competition, including preparation and recovery.

Through a one-on-one consultation with our sports dietitian, individualized strategies to maximize training and performance are developed. The dietitian also helps the athlete accommodate any specific allergies or chronic health conditions he/she may have. The goal is to help each athlete effectively fuel his/her body for optimal performance and health.

Nutritionist

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Elizabeth Kuckuk, MS, RD, LN

Elizabeth Kuckuk is the Nutritionist for the Sanford Sports Science Institute in Sioux Falls, SD. She holds a BA in Russian and a BS in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Following her undergraduate studies, she gained experience in the field of nutrition through completing her dietetic internship and MS in Nutrition with an emphasis in Physical Performance at Saint Louis University. While at Saint Louis University, she conducted a graduate research study on endurance athletes and her coursework focused on nutrition, health promotion, disease prevention, physiology and cardiovascular fitness. Elizabeth enjoys helping athletes of all ages and abilities take a real foods approach to improving overall health and achieve optimal athletic performance. Elizabeth is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Sports Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) dietetics practice group, and the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).

Here’s a link to her blog archive.

For more information about the Sports Nutrition program, contact Elizabeth Kuckuk at Elizabeth.Kuckuk@SanfordHealth.org or a Sanford POWER Center in your area.