Sports Nutrition

Brandon Makinson

MISSION

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.

GEORGIA TECH SPORTS NUTRITION CENTER

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 provides Core Power products to all Georgia Tech student-athletes to aid in recovery following athletic activities.

The Shades of Greatness art exhibit and panel discussion provided the campus with an opportunity to reflect on African American history and culture through the lens of sports. Panelists included representatives from the Georgia Tech faculty and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. The discussion took place in the D.M. Smith building.