“It’s easy to copy the diet of others, but when an athlete takes the time to understand his or her own baseline nutritional needs and how to change that to suit the demands of training and competition the results can be stunning!”
Cricketers from the NZ Cricket Academy on a supermarket tour with Lea.“Lincoln University Sports Scholarship Programme is committed towards the athletic performance improvement of the Sports Scholars. For this reason we are proud to endorse the services of Lea Stening as our nutrition consultant who has been working with us since 1999 on the Sports Scholarship programme.”-Peter Magson Fitness Manager, Lincoln University
Whether you are a serious athlete wanting to compete locally or internationally or an individual eager to improve your overall level of fitness, Lea can help you in some of the following ways:
- Nutritional assessment and education for individual athletes.
- Nutrition programmes for baseline diet, training and competition.
- Assessment of extra nutrient requirements of a sport relative to other factors such as the age of the individual, their level of stress, necessary adaptions to environmental change and immunity factors
- Lea can work with individual sports to develop educational programmes for athletes and their parents to suit each level of player development.
- Lea will also help with the development of educational resources for coaches such as nutrition manuals and handout material.
- Team or individual coaching sessions on general nutrition, touring, dining out, snacks and takeaways along with shopping tours.
- Sports Nutrition Education Programme!
This is designed for young developing athletes who are serious about their sport and are keen to improve their knowledge and practical application of sports nutrition. In just five sessions this programme aims to assess, advice and empower young athletes to make the necessary nutritional changes to improve their health and physical performance.
- Lea works alongside coaches and other sports scientist to help individual athletes to reach their full potential.
- Lea often consults to gyms and personal trainers who are helping individuals who simply want to improve their overall level of fitness.
Special Note to Coaches working with young athletes
Working with young people requires a huge commitment of your time and energy. For varying reasons Sports Nutrition may not be high on your list of priorities when trying to organise your team events for a variety of reasons:
- Maybe you do not have ready access to a sports Dietitian in your region and/ or you lack the time and resources to find one.
- Perhaps you may not consider nutrition important enough or would prefer to cover nutrition topics yourself.
Working with children of all ages is a challenge because exercise competes with the energy that they require for physical growth and mental functioning.
Good nutrition can give your team (or athlete) the winning edge so talk to Lea for ideas on how you can improve the nutrition of individuals or the team as a whole.