Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Pre-training Eating and Drinking

Friday, May 29th, 2009

fruits_and_vegetables2Learning how to fuel your body before each training session is very important. Click here to learn how to maximize each practice by consuming good pre-training snacks and fluids.

Sports Drinks

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

coca_cola_camel_drinking_from_bottleAthletes are always hearing about how important it is to maintain your fluid intake but are often never told why or how much is enough.  I’ve got some answers for you…

click here to learn more about fluid intake.

Healthy Breakfast Cereals and Granola Bars

Thursday, May 28th, 2009


When choosing a cereal or granola bar  it’s important to look at the foods labels to see how they measure up! Cereal, granola bars and cereals bars can all be great snack foods. They supply the body with an excellent source of carbohydrates, which can help to maintain our blood sugar levels throughout the day.

Click here to learn more about healthy cereals and granola bars.

Self Evaluation and Goal Setting

Monday, April 27th, 2009

It’s important to know how you are fueling your body for training and competition. Check out the attached worksheet and try to identify some strengths and weaknesses for each area of performance nutrition.

Nutritional Goal Setting

Introducing Heather Hynes

Monday, April 27th, 2009

heatheredited1I am a Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutrition consultant with the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan. I completed my undergraduate degree in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in 2002. I started working with the Sport Medicine and Science Council in May 2002. I have worked with numerous provincial teams, as well as athletes at the national and international level. I have been a member of three Canada Games teams, as an athlete, a manager and mission staff for Saskatchewan.

With the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan I conduct the Dairy Farmers of Saskatchewan sports nutrition high school education program. I conduct the nutrition education sessions for the Brainsport running and walking clinics. I also work with the general population doing presentations on healthy weight loss and proper eating for endurance and strength training.

I am currently working on my masters degree in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan in the area of sports nutrition and exercise metabolism.

Contact info:
Heather Hynes, RD