Director of Sports Nutrition
At Duke we believe that a strong, well-nourished body and healthy mind are fundamental to optimal sports performance, recovery, academic success, and long term well-being. We also recognize that good nutrition is only one part of the “holistic” puzzle, which is why we have an interprofessional approach to supporting our students; working closely with our sports psychologist, athletic trainers, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, and our physicians and other health care providers. We believe that good nutrition and an optimal diet play key roles in performance, wellness, and longevity. Through active learning and skill based instruction, we ensure that our student-athletes are given opportunities to practice what they learn and have easy access to knowledgeable professionals that can support them in their efforts.
Sports nutrition services are available on multiple levels and are free of charge.
• Individual consultation with any student-athlete as needed: Fueling for performance, dietary concerns, vegetarian or specialty diet needs, injury recovery, medical needs, weight loss, weight gain, body composition, disordered eating, optimizing sports performance, and/or any nutrition questions, or dietary concerns.
• Team meetings
• Grocery store tours
• Meetings with coaches and assistant coaches to support team efforts
• Meeting with athletic trainers, strength and conditioning staff and support staff to assist in their
• Stocking the kitchen of the off campus apartment
• Quick cooking tips
• Optimizing training table menus and food options
• Duke Student Health Nutrition Services
Anti-Inflammatory Foods - property of www.drweil.com
Eat It, When You Need It
Fluid Replacement Analysis
Quick Meals and Snack Options
Review of Energy Bars
Snack Ideas for Day Versus Night
The Basic Three: Carbs, Protein and Fat
Female Athlete Triad
Duke Football Nutrition