Competitive and Recreational Athletes
Working with a Sports Dietitian provides you, the individual and/or your team, nutrition counseling and education to achieve your top performance! Whether you are an elite, competitive athlete or a casual exerciser, Val has the experience and knowledge to help you learn how to fuel activity and develop a winning nutrition plan.
Beyond her training in the practical science of hydrating and fueling for optimal sports performance, Val understands from first hand experience - raising an elite basketball and baseball player, high school soccer player, and competitive dancer - how to apply practical and realistic strategies for planning, purchasing and preparing food to meet an athlete's rigorous and busy schedule, while being sensitive to the athlete's unique food sensitivities and preferences.
Nutrition for the Performing Athlete
With a personal background in dance, gymnastics and cheerleading, Val is also passionate about helping the performance athlete learn how to balance the unique demands of the aesthetic aspect of the sport while fueling for optimal performance and preventing injury. Learn more about Nutrition for the Performing Athlete.
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What is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietitics (CSSD)?
The Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) credential is the premier professional sports nutrition credential in the United States. CSSDs are registered dietitians who provide safe, effective, evidence-based nutrition services for health, fitness, and athletic performance. The CSSD was developed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics, the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. CDR is an organizational member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance.