The Performance Nutritionist at Sport Wales, Kathryn Brown,
works closely with athletes across Wales to develop nutrition
strategies to support training and help optimise performance in
With a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in
Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University, Kathryn
went on to complete a Performance Nutritionist internship with the
English Institute of Sport and has previously worked with RFUW, GB
Synchronised Swimming and GB Adaptive Rowing.
The HQ Performance Nutritionist for Team Wales at the 2010
Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Kathryn was responsible for ensuring
that Wales' medal winners and competitors were optimally prepared
for competition, were able to adjust nutrition strategies to manage
the hot conditions and help to reduce the risk of illness.
"It was essential that athletes made good food choices and
implemented good hydration and recovery strategies. I was advising
on the use of probiotics and prebiotics and ensuring they were
hydrated and had an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals."
The Performance Nutritionist for Sport Wales since 2008, Kathryn
works with a number of sports, including athletics, cycling,
swimming, boxing and weightlifting.
As the sports I work with have a range of nutritional needs my
work is very variable on a day to day basis and can include
individual athlete consultations, group education session,
providing support at training camps and competitions and workshops
such as supermarket tours or cooking sessions.
"Good performance nutrition strategies delivered as part of a
complete sports science package can help Welsh athlete achieve
medals on the world stage.
Find out more about Kathryn and her role as a nutritionist at
Sport Wales here.