Illini Sports Nutrition

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As an athlete, nutrition plays a key role in boosting your athletic performance. Going into every workout and competition optimally-fueled puts you at a significant advantage over your opponents. Learning how to eat for your own body’s needs is an important step in achieving your athletic goals.

Eating a well-balanced, high-energy diet not only helps your body compete at its best, but it helps you decrease the risk of injury, aids in boosting lean muscle mass and maintaining optimal body composition, and ensures you can train hard every workout without running out of energy. At Illinois, we prioritize nutrition and see it as one more benefit you can gain to enhance your success as a student-athlete.

Director of Sports Nutrition - Chelsea Z. Burkart, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN


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