Sprinter Jeanette Kwakye, who reached the women’s 100m final at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, presents the course, ‘Eat to Compete’, on the Athlete Learning Gateway.

We asked her for some exclusive nutrition tips:

  1. Plan, plan, plan

‘If you have specific performance goals, planning ahead will be important. Plan your meals, create a grocery list and prepare your meals for the week. This will save time later in the week and will also ensure you have what you need when you need it. Planning can also help reduce costs.’ 

  1. Variety is key

‘Nutritional plans shouldn’t be boring. Adding variety ensures you are getting adequate nutrients and minerals and importantly, stops you from getting bored!’

Click here for more tips to help prevent getting bored with your diet.

  1. Enjoy your food

‘Further to supporting your sporting ambitions, eating also carries many social and psychological benefits. So be sure to spend time at the dinner table with family and friends.’

Click HERE to take our course, ‘Eat to Compete’, on the Athlete Learning Gateway.