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The Homer Rice Center For Sports Performance

Sports Nutrition | Sports Rehabilitation | Total Person


Sports Nutrition

 


To promote the importance of food as fuel for peak performance, and to educate student-athletes on the role of proper nutrient selection to impact sports performance, health promotion, and disease prevention.


The Sports Nutrition Center is maintained by Leah Thomas, a registered and licensed dietitian with a specialty certification in Sports Nutrition (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics - CSSD). Individual consultations are provided to student-athletes where comprehensive computerized dietary analysis' are performed and individual recommendations for improving nutrient intake are discussed. In addition, body composition testing is done via the Bod Pod, a Life Measurement, Inc. product, and can provide an appropriate measurement of achievement. This method of body composition analysis provides a safe, fast, and accurate method for determining body fat and lean mass through air displacement. The Georgia Tech Sports Nutrition Center is powered by CytoSport, which provides Muscle Milk products to all Georgia Tech student-athletes. These products ensure proper post-exercise recovery through nutrition, as well as aid in healthy weight gain for athletes with that need.