Performance Nutrition is composed of a talented, diverse, and reliable group of professionals who are deeply passionate and dedicated to our mission, fueling student athletes. The “Performance” subset of our organization is made up of several accomplished and intelligible registered dietitians who are a great resource and support to our student athletes. The “Nutrition” subset of our organization is made up of innovators and creatives of the culinary and hospitality industry. They are a group of highly trained and accredited individuals who have found a passion for living out their life in hospitality by serving the needs of the Husker student athlete population. Our “Performance” and “Nutrition” subsets come together in harmony to create the ideal fueling operation for our student athletes that we are proud to call Performance Nutrition.
The purpose of the UNL Performance Nutrition department is to provide services that enhance the student athlete’s overall health and recovery. Our Training Table operates and sets its menus with a student athlete first mentality. We seek to provide healthy, accommodating nutrition options for all our athletes at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Performance Nutrition seeks to provide fueling options and education to Husker student athletes, so they are adequately prepared and knowledgeable on the impact nutrition can have in their lives as athletes and after sport.
- To offer a variety of food and beverage products that are readily available and accessible for all student athletes.
- To provide a wealth of education and resources that each student athlete can utilize to enhance their overall level of knowledge and awareness as it pertains to fueling their body for competition and recovery.
Our Training Table is the primary resource for student athletes to seek out holistic fueling options. Our Training Table operates and sets its menus with a student athlete first mentality. We seek to provide healthy, accommodating nutrition options for all our athletes at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Our fueling stations are the secondary resource for student athletes to fulfill their fueling needs. The primary goal of our fueling stations is to provide quick and easy sources of nutrition and hydration to supplement training and competition.
Team rooms and competition fueling are an additional asset our student athletes can utilize. Each team has a dietitian that coordinates additional nutrition options to team rooms and around competition.
Husker Bucks are provided to student athletes to supplement meals on their own. Athletes have the chance to purchase a meal at local restaurants or choose to use the dollar value on groceries.
Education & Consultation
Each team has a sport specific dietitian who oversees the nutritional needs per team. Our dietitians are a great resource for education and consultation to our student athletes. The dietitians conduct DEXAs for body composition assessment, hydration testing, consult with athletes individually, provide nutrition education team talks (hydration, Pre-workout fueling, recovery nutrition) and coordinating materials, host cooking classes & grocery store tours, and assist with fueling options surrounding competitions.
|Lisa Kopecky||Director of Performance Nutritionemail@example.com|
|Holland Stagemeyer||Assistant Director of Performance Nutritionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ron Luth||Sports RDNemail@example.com|
|Jake Blattner||Associate RDNfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Riley Loy||Associate RDNemail@example.com|
|Bryce Benes||Executive Sport Cheffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alex Garden||Sous Sport Chefemail@example.com|
|Scott Burkle||Assistant Sports Sous Cheffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roy Farrens||Assistant Sports Sous Chefemail@example.com|
|Zane Nelson||Assistant Sports Sous Cheffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nathan Tweedy||Culinary Associate for Performance Nutritionemail@example.com|
|Rachel Voet||Nutrition Education & Allergen Specialist (RD)|
|Jordan Rossell||Performance Nutrition Billing Associate|
|Maryann Wynne||Training Table Team Leaderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dave Eller||Prep Cookemail@example.com|
|Shawn Gariboy||Culinary Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Matzner||RDN Fellowemail@example.com|
|Tori Beeler||RDN Fellowfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Madison Musich||RD Fellow|
|Daniel Shaw||RDN Fellowemail@example.com|
|Kelsey Gaul||Dish Room Supervisorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Iyana Augustus||Dining Services Associateemail@example.com|
|Bennie Mitchell||Dining Services Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rebecca Wolf||Dining Services Supply Associateemail@example.com|
|Bruce Atkins||Dining Services Supply Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kevin Coleman||Dining Services Associateemail@example.com|