Performance / Sports Nutrition
Food Allergies & Intolerances
Weight Management / Wellness
Hi. I’m Lindsey, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), athlete and mom. My passion for nutrition began in college when I was playing volleyball and gained unwanted weight. I researched and learned how to lean down and improve my performance, changed my major to nutrition, and thought – how can I help all athletes become the best they can be through performance nutrition? Since my college athlete days, I've trained for and completed half marathons, 1 marathon, and Spartan and Tough Mudder races.
With 12 years of experience working with collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes, I have a wide range of experience with athletes of all ages, abilities, and sports. I served as the Director of Performance Nutrition for University of Nebraska Athletics for 6 years, Associate Director for 4 years, and graduate assistant dietitian for 2 years.
My career passions have brought me here - LiveEatPerform Nutrition. I combine nutrition education for all levels of performance and health - sports (high school, club, collegiate, recreational, professional), fitness training, tactical job performance, and life in general. I also specialize in food sensitivities (learn more here – let’s heal your gut!).
No fad diets, no magic pills, no gimmicks - just real food for real people and busy schedules. Are you ready to take your performance to the next level?
Masters of Science Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Science (MS)
Registered Dietitian (RD)
Nebraska Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist (LMNT)
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT)
Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association Member
What does a Performance Dietitian Do?
If you want to optimize your training and win - you need a performance dietitian! Through counseling individuals and groups on daily nutrition for performance and health, I provide individual and group/team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the performance of competitive and recreational athletes, on-site and during travel. This includes counseling individuals and groups on daily nutrition for performance and health; translating the latest scientific evidence into practical sports nutrition recommendations; serving as a food and nutrition resource for coaches, trainers, and parents; and providing sports nutrition education for health/wellness programs, athletic teams, and community groups.
A meeting with me may include any or all of the following:
Assess and analyze dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance (intake and expenditure) of athletes in the context of athletic performance and health.
Counsel on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation.
Counsel athletes on achieving and maintaining a level of body mass, body fat, and muscle mass that is consistent with good health and good performance.
Provide personalized meal and snack plans to promote achieving short- and long-term goals for athletic performance and good health.
Develop and counsels in hydration protocols.
Address nutritional challenges to performance, such as food allergies, bone mineral disturbances, gastrointestinal disturbances, iron depletion, and iron-deficiency anemia.
Provide medical nutrition therapy, as needed, to help manage or treat medical conditions.
Counsel athletes on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness or injury.
Coordinate nutritional care as a member of multidisciplinary sports medical/sports science teams.
Evaluate nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy; monitors use of appropriate supplementation.
Collaborate with the individual’s family, physician, coach, and other health professionals, as appropriate.
adapted from: Job Descriptions: Models for the Dietetics Profession, 2nd edition, 2008. American Dietetic Association, ISBN: 978-0-88091-420-8
“Lindsey played an instrumental role in my recovery process, which ultimately helped me get my life back after suffering from disordered eating. Lindsey provided exceptional knowledge and creative approaches to help me relearn the importance of fueling my body appropriately. Not only did she provide nutritional counseling, but she was also an ear that would listen, provided support and encouragement and various coping strategies. From explaining nutrition and ingredient labels to putting together a detailed daily meal plan, Lindsey displayed tremendous knowledge and feedback in all areas of intuitive eating. I am forever grateful for Lindsey’s time and dedication to helping me get where I am today - there is no one else I would rather have by my side when fighting the battle of ED.”
PAIGE R, former Husker swimmer
"As a division 1 distance runner, I felt pressure to look a "certain way", which lead me down a path of disordered eating. Lindsey was there for me when I wasn't there for myself, she taught me the importance of fueling my body and that there is no "certain way" for a distance runner to look. With her guidance I was able to enjoy my final years of college."
ANNA P, former Husker distance runner