Fuelling Performance

Dr Catherine Norton is a registered dietitian (BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics) accredited high performance sports and exercise nutritionist (INDI SENG, BDA, SENr), Level 1 Anthropometrist (ISAK) with almost 20 years’ experience in nutrition service provision across health care, the pharmaceutical industry, professional sport, teaching and research (PhD Nut, UL; MA Teaching, Learning UL).

She has extensive research experience in food for health and human performance with particular interest in optimising training adaptations and performance with optimised nutrient support (quantity, quality, distribution and timing relative to a training stimulus). She is also investigating technologies for dietary data collection and assessment, with a particular focus on athletic and active populations.

Catherine returned to the Physical Education & Sport Sciences Department at UL in 2016 and holds the first national appointment in Sport & Exercise Nutrition. She has previously worked with Munster Rugby, intercountry hurling and football teams, Swim Ireland, Irish Amateur Boxing Association and many other disciplines via her consultancy in the Sport Ireland Institute.

Dr Norton gave a presentation to the club about getting the best from performance by eating sensibly and at the right time to achieve your best. Slides from the presentation are below for all to view.

Irish Rugby

Indi

Institute of Sport

AuSport

Fuel your body from Safe Food

Sports Nutrition Site

Sports Nutrition Handbook from NDC