Welcome to the NDGC Nutrition Page!
In this section, our club nutrition guru Julie Meek will be publishing articles, recipes and nutrition information monthly!
Who is Julie Meek?
Julie Meek is an Accredited Practicing Sports Dietitian, author, thought leader and keynote speaker in peak performance. She has helped thousands achieve personal and business success through eating well and implementing the strategies of world- class athletes and performers at the top of their game.
Julie’s 20+ years of experience and qualifications enable her to deliver the most current and groundbreaking information available.
She is a coach, qualified Sports Dietitian and degree qualified in Health Promotion. Julie has been involved in advising gymnasts and their coaches at the highest level for many years.
Julie Meek is also the author of ‘truth, lies and chocolate’ (Finalist in the World Food Media Awards) and ‘Ready, Set…Go’.
She is the resident nutrition and performance expert on 6PR 882AM and her expertise is sought across all media channels.
Julie is mum to three (including a squad gymnast at NDGC), and loves to challenge herself with running and a spot of adult gymnastics.
The Story About Fluids - How to Stay Hydrated
One of the most important aspects of preparing, training and recovery is a hydration strategy. What are you going to drink and how much?
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When I think of iron, I think of Popeye. The image that comes to mind is Popeye clutching his can of spinach and gulping it down with biceps bulging.
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Best Food for Muscle Recovery
There is no doubt that gymnastics takes plenty of energy, grit and determination. Not just the gymnast in your family either – sometimes it requires a village to get them to and from training and fuelled up! Click here for more
How are your choppers?
Preventing dehydration is key to enhance the performance and safety of junior athletes. The type and amount of fluid consumed is a major factor, with water being the most economical, accessible and readily available sports drink. Click here for more
Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for your Gymnast
Kids can be funny little things and despite their size can have very set ideas of what they prefer to eat. This can often present challenges to parents who may struggle with what to prepare for their sporty children that is tasty and nutritious all at the same time. Click here for more
Four Breakfast Ideas to Start the Engine
We often hear about breakfast being awarded Holy Grail status in the race of ‘who is the most important meal in the day’ competition. Of course, all meals we eat are important but breakfast is right up there don’t you think? Especially for your active gymnasts in the family. Click here for more
Eating to Train
Training for gym is essential, yet many forget that eating well is an integral part of that training program. Click here for more