In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam has asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.
Today, we hear from Lisa McDowell, sports dietitian for the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings.
By Lisa McDowell, MS, RD, CNSD
A sports dietician realized the power of nutrient dense when her father was being treated for pancreatic cancer. She now helps elite athletes, including members of NHL's Detroit Red Wings, to fuel with the rainbow and eat highly concentrated, natural food; a diet which has helped improve performance, prevent injury, and speed injury recovery.