Sports Team Dietician

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Job TypeFull Time

Travel Required: Yes Reports to: Senior Manager Medical (out of competitions)Team Doctor (in competitions)
Purpose of Job: • To provide individual and group/team nutrition support, counselling and education in order to enhance the performance of athletes
Key Results/ Accountabilities expected from job: • Counselling individual athletes and teams on daily nutrition for performance and health• Assesses and analyses dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance (intake and expenditure) of athletes in the context of athletic performance and health.• Counsels athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, and recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, immunity, and supplementation.• Counsels athletes on achieving and maintaining a level of body mass, body fat, and muscle mass that is consistent with good health and good performance.• Provides personalized meal and snack plans to promote achieving short- and long-term goals for athletic performance and good health.• Develops and counsels in hydration protocols.• Identifies the best eating and drinking strategies to meet an individual’s schedule and training/competition needs• Counsels athletes on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness or injury.• Evaluates nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy; monitors use of appropriate supplementation.• Coordinates/manages quantity food production and presentation• Coordinates nutrition for travel, for example, catering, hotels, competition, for individuals and teams.• Translating the latest scientific evidence into practical sports nutrition recommendations• Tracking and documenting outcomes of nutrition services• Maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice
Educational background• Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics - Essential• Post – graduate qualification in Dietetics: Preferable• Active registered dietitian with the Health Professional Council of South Africa
Experience: • 3 – 5 years’ experience in sports dietetics (Working with teams and individual sportsmen and sportswomen)• Knowledge and experience of food service quality and safety procedures• Knowledge and experience of WADA Anti-Doping Sport Regulations
Critical Competencies: • Communication skills• Presentation skills• Counselling skills• Self-motivation• Ability to work independently• Time management• Planning and organizing skills

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