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Importance of Researching Performance Nutrition Information Leave a comment Read more »

Importance of Researching Performance Nutrition Information

The other week a colleague and I were having a conversation about some rather controversial nutrition-related Twitter posts we had both come across and the potential for this information to be misunderstood by athletes. So this month I wanted to write about what information to…


Player Nutrition: The Female Athlete Triad Leave a comment Read more »

Player Nutrition: The Female Athlete Triad

With the growing popularity of the women’s game and with the Women’s 6 Nations is well under way I wanted to focus my blog this month on the major nutritional considerations for women athletes. Now as we know, rugby is a physically demanding game –…


Nutrition Strategies Must Keep Athlete's Happy Leave a comment Read more »

Nutrition Strategies Must Keep Athlete’s Happy

This month I wanted to focus my blog on the (quite often delicate) balancing act between practical nutrition and maintaining a ‘happy’ athlete. In my experience, a happy athlete = better performance. As a Performance Nutritionist, you have many aspects to think about other than…


Are Your Supplements Safe? Leave a comment Read more »

Are Your Supplements Safe?

Supplements are becoming a growing trend amongst athletes. A recent research study into supplement use within UK high performing athletes showed that of the 874 athletes participating in the study, approximately 60% of these athletes used at least one nutritional supplement. But the question I…


Beetroot: Why Rugby Players Should Eat It Leave a comment Read more »

Beetroot: Why Rugby Players Should Eat It

At the time of writing this blog, I have just turned 30. To celebrate this apparently momentous occasion (my view is that it’s all downhill from here!) a close friend of mine who is a chef baked me a birthday cake. The flavour: chocolate and…


Post-Training Nutrition-It’s Not All Protein, Protein, Protein! Leave a comment Read more »

Post-Training Nutrition-It’s Not All Protein, Protein, Protein!

Following some excellent recent articles from my fellow FRN colleagues Sophie Enever and Alison Hedley, I wanted to carry on their great blogs and focus on the importance of post-training nutritional recovery. As avid rugby players and followers you will all no doubt be aware…


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