Enhancing Training and Competition Through Nutrition Services

The Sport Nutrition Team at the Canadian Sport Institute helps athletes & coaches recognize the critical importance of fueling the body to maximize performance. Composed of registered dietitians and experts, they support athletes to make ideal nutritional decisions as well as develop individualized, sport-specific nutritional plans to better their performance both in training & competition environments.

Canadian Sport Institute’s Sport Nutrition Team provides programs and services such as individual consultations, individual grocery shopping tours, team nutrition screening, team nutrition consultations, nutrition presentations, travel and event services, performance cooking workshops, on-site performance cooking, and recipes.

Supplement Info

CSI Pacific Supplement Policy

CSI Pacific encourages athletes to follow a food first philosophy, however we acknowledge the use of supplements among athletes. Review our Supplement Policy to better understand your responsibility and risk when taking supplements

Risks Behind Sports Supplements

Watch this video to see a brief overview of the risks surrounding sports supplements and how these can be solved.

Gruppo Elite Athlete Program

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Services

Please note that the following services are for CSI Pacific registered athletes only

For public or non-registered athletes, please see Performance Nation

Individual Athlete Sport Nutrition Services

Individual Consultation

(60 minute introductory session or 30 minute follow-up)

A one-on-one consult with a Canadian Sport Institute sport dietitian provides individualized nutrition planning including guidance on: daily nutrition, performance goals, recovery strategies, competition planning, making weight, meal planning and education on supplements and nutrition products.

Individual Grocery Shopping Tour

Filling your cart is one of the first steps to fueling your body. Often athletes know what to eat but making it happen is a challenge. A grocery shopping tour with a Canadian Sport Institute sport dietitian is a great opportunity to learn how to shop on a budget, read labels, fill your cupboards with healthy foods to support your training and load up on nutritious foods that for sport and a busy lifestyle.

Team Sport Nutrition Services

Team Nutrition Screening

(30 minutes per athlete)

Nutrition screening is opportunity for a Canadian SCP (CSCP) sport dietitian to meet with athletes individually to: identify key nutrition issues, review supplementation, and provide fundamental sport nutrition education.

Team Nutrition Consultation

(45-60 minutes per athlete)

Based on information from initial nutrition intake form (completed prior to consultation) Canadian Sport Institute sport dietitian will meet each team member to provide individualized nutrition coaching. Some key topics addressed during the consult may include daily training nutrition plans, travel nutrition planning, supplement advising, identification of suboptimal nutrient intake, and provision of resources. A summary of each athlete’s nutrition consultation and key issues, suggested follow-up and further recommendations for nutrition services and follow-up will be provided.

Nutrition Workshop or Presentation

(60-90 minutes)

Nutrition workshops or presentations are designed to meet the unique needs of each sport and team. A few examples of key topics that can be covered in a workshop or presentation include:

  • Fueling for daily training
  • Travel Nutrition
  • Competition Planning
  • Hydration
  • Optimal Recover Nutrition
  • Making Weight
  • Healthy Body Image
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements
  • Team Grocery Shopping Tour

Travel and Event Services

To optimize travel nutrition, a Canadian Sport Institute sport dietitian can help plan travel nutrition logistics and details, and provide education to athletes about eating on the road. Some key components that a Canadian Sport Institute dietitian can manage include:

  • Menu planning with catering, cafeterias and restaurants
  • Researching local food precautions, customs and event specific food environments
  • Ordering necessary tested sport products
  • Coordinating and plan for athletes’ specific food requirements
  • Preparing resources and educating athletes on travel nutrition planning and staying healthy
  • Designing team hydration and recovery strategies for travel

Performance Cooking Workshop

(2.5-3 hours)

This workshop helps athletes put their nutrition knowledge into action through on-hands education. Athletes learn to make nutrition happen by getting into the kitchen and preparing nutritious, easy and budget friendly meals. This workshop not only teaches key culinary skills but also provides an interactive venue for learning about nutrients, new meal ideas, food choices and experimenting with new and old foods.

On-Site Performance Cooking

Performance Cooking is a unique on-site nutrition service that puts optimal sports nutrition into practice consistently. A sport dietitian travels with the team/athletes to set up and provide the Performance Cooking base. This may include the set up of a centralized kitchen and eating area, recovery station, food logistics, cooking, event specific support, individualized and group consulting, education and skill building. Integration of this program into camps and events ensures athletes are fueling their individual needs and performance goals. As a result, teams maximize training and performance while gaining nutrition education.

Additional Resources

Find out more!

Find out more about energy availability, CSI Pacific recipes and our Sport Nutrition Performance Points by visiting our Nutrition Resources page.

Interns

Interested in being an intern with our Sport Nutrition department at CSI Pacific? Please send your resume and expression of interest to careers@csipacific.ca.

Please note for our Nutrition internships, we require interns commit to a minimum of a six-week placement