Whether you are an elite athlete, playing recreational sport or simply exercising to stay healthy, you want to perform at your best. By eating the right amount of the right foods, you will have the energy you need to move faster, higher or for longer. Getting your nutrition right will also help your body recover faster, ready for next time.
There are many sources of information on food for sport, we have listed a few below which are written by qualified professionals.
- Millennium Institute of Sport and Health http://www.institutesporthealth.org.nz
- Australian Institute of Sport http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition
- Sports Dietitians Australia http://www.sportsdietitians.com.au
- Gatorade Sports Science Institute http://www.gssiweb.com
- Nestle http://www.nestle.co.nz/Nutrition/SportsNutrition.htm
- 'Eating for your Sport' and 'General Sports Nutrition Advice' sheets, produced by Nestle in conjunction with the Millennium Institute of Sport. Download pdf copies here.
- ‘A Winning Diet’ produced by Nestle, in conjunction with the Millennium Institute of Sport. Download pdf copies here.
- ‘Food for Sport’ produced by Beef and Lamb New Zealand. Download pdf copies here.
A registered dietitian or nutritionist specialising in sport nutrition can provide you with specific advice tailored to your exercise needs. Visit the Dietitians NZ website to find a dietitian working in sport in your area.
Sports Nutrition Education
If you have an active interest in studying sports nutrition, contact the nutrition departments at AUT University, Massey University, the University of Auckland or the University of Otago – find general contact details here.
Page Updated July 2013
(Please note that work is underway to expand the information on this page.)