Knowledge gives you the edge in everything you do. The more you know about sports nutrition, the bigger your advantage over your competitors who didn’t take the time to learn how to achieve peak performance. Start here with the basics and then choose your individual sport from the Performance Nutrition menu above.

All sports nutrition information on our site is backed by science and carefully reviewed by our Board Certified Sports Dietitian, Tracy Owens (MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN), and Sports Dietitian Ashley Acornley (MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer).

Our performance nutrition area includes many of the sports nutrition strategies that Tracy and Ashley use to help countless young athletes achieve peak performance in their sport, prevent illness and injury, and reach their athletic and academic goals. 

Why Youth Sports Nutrition?

Why nutrition makes a big difference in youth sports…

Fueling for Optimal Energy

Why eating for energy matters to elite athletes…

Fueling Before Activity

What (and when) to eat before training or competition…

Fueling During Activity

Why proper refueling is important…

Fueling for Optimal Recovery

Replenishing your energy stores after working your muscles…

The Elite Athlete's Plate

What you need to do to eat – and perform – like an elite athlete…

Hydrate to Perform Great

The facts on hydration and achieving peak performance…

Sports Beverages - Good or Bad?

Get the real scoop on the pros and cons and when to drink them…

Tracy Owens

About Tracy Owens

Tracy Owens (MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN) is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She has worked in private practice, providing clinical and sports nutrition for over 20 years. Her two sons and two daughters have played AAU baseball, USSSA baseball, Legion baseball, Challenge, United, Premier, Elite and ECNL soccer at Capital Area Soccer League (CASL), USTA tennis, summer swim teams, and high school football, swimming, baseball and soccer. Two of her children played Division 1 soccer at North Carolina State University.

Change Your Nutrition and Change Your Game!