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Hello! I’m Megan Kuikman. I’m a Registered Dietitian with specialized training in sports nutrition. My goal is to help athletes and active individuals achieve a healthy attitude towards health, training, and food. I empower athletes to fuel properly for training to optimize both health and performance.
My qualifications include:
- Bachelor Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition (University of Western Ontario)
- London Health Sciences Centre Dietetic Internship
- International Olympic Committee Sports Nutrition Diploma
When I’m not working with athletes, I’m doing research. My research looks at relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and disordered eating in athletes. RED-S occurs when calorie intake doesn’t cover the cost of calories expended through exercise. This can have negative outcomes on both health and performance. RED-S, disordered eating and underfueling can occur in athletes of any sport, across any age, body size, culture, socioeconomic status, and athletic ability.
Through my virtual practice, I help athletes reach their full potential both physically and mentally. Want to find out more? Contact me using the form below.
It can be challenging to know if you should reach out for help. Take a look at common signs and symptoms of under-eating to determine if you may benefit from a consultation.