Eat for Strength

Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior or a busy mom, what you eat and drink can make a huge difference in how your body and mind react under stress. Your body needs nutrient-rich foods like dairy to perform at its best.

Last month, The Dairy Alliance, along with Dairy MAX, hosted “Eat for Strength,” a virtual training attended by 28 leading pediatricians and top sports dietitians, who work with aviators, youth, collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes, from across both the Southeast and Southwestern regions.   

Marie Spano, a nationally-recognized sports dietitian, kicked off the training with a webinar that tackled common nutrition issues sports dietitians face with their players, specifically around protein needs, and how dairy’s nutrient package contributes to better athletic performance. Spano shared how she educates athletes wanting to go vegan that it is almost impossible to obtain the protein an athlete needs without adding dairy’s protein.

Communications trainer Teri Goudie also helped participants learn how to master the basics of remote media interviews and communication with athletes, create prop opportunities, and be prepared to present to any audience in virtual and remote settings by speaking concisely and confidently, transforming themselves into a brand that people trust.

“I really enjoyed it and took away many tips regarding my online presence,” said registered dietitian and University of Alabama Nutrition Performance instructor Lori Greene. “I look forward to using many of them soon!”

You, too, can learn how dairy nutrition helps athletes of all levels and ages “Eat for Strength” by visiting 

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