Kelli has been working extensively with athletes since 2001 when she became the dietitian for the United States Military Academy. She served as the Corps of Cadets’ dietitian until 2010. Since then she has continued to work with athletes ranging in age from youth to Master’s in a variety of sports ranging from soccer to cycling. Helping athletes achieve their best through optimizing nutritional practices remains her passion.
Her sports background includes running Cross-Country and Track and Field at the collegiate level at Pennsylvania State University from 1991-1995. She achieved All-American status twice in the 10,000M in 1993 and 1994. After completing a successful collegiate running career, Kelli transitioned to triathlons. Kelli has completed four Ironman triathlons, to include the Hawaii Ironman twice.
Her clinical background includes a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Exercise Science. She completed her internship from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA and obtained her Masters of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington. Kelli has been a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics since 2006.
In this episode you will learn:
1.Challenges athletes face when trying to make healthy choices at a grocery store.
2. Rules or tips Kelli recommends to athletes when going to the grocery.
3. What to do if you’re short on time for shopping and is there a method of starting in a particular place of the store to get out sooner.
4. How beneficial is it to go to the grocery with a list and does it save time and money.
5. Kelli’s recommendation for those who need to increase their F&V intake but have not been buying them because when they do, they often go bad.
6. Advice she gives to help athletes to make healthy choices when shopping.
7. How to read a nutrition label on specific products and tips on what to do when the product has multiple brands to choose from (i.e. yogurt, bread, etc).
8. Items that may be advertised as Healthy but are really not when you look at the food label.
9. Her new eBook titled Grocery Shopping List for Athletes: Using the Grocery Store to your Advantage.
Links and Resources in this Episode
Other Related Resources
- Grocery Shopping on a Budget for Athletes: Podcast
- Grocery Shopping on a Budget for Athletes: eBook
- Optimal Performance Starts at the Grocery Store: Blog Article
- 3 Simple Trick for Athlete to Eat on a Budget: Blog Article
- Meal Plan Guides for Athletes: Calculate Your Calorie Needs