Nutrition Specialists provide hockey athletes information to make educated decisions regarding nutrition for athletic performance.  A sports nutritionist teaches players how to maximize power and endurance, as well as overall health and performance. Players are exposed to instruction on daily eating patterns and nutrition tactics used during training and competition, including preparation and recovery.


Elizabeth Kasparek is the sports dietitian for the Sanford Sports Science Institute in Sioux Falls, SD. She is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She holds a BA in Russian and a BS in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and completed her dietetic internship and MS in Nutrition with an emphasis in Physical Performance at Saint Louis University. Elizabeth works with you athletes within the Sanford Sports Complex, local universities, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and helps other local teams, groups and athletes of all ages and abilities take a real-foods approach to improving overall health and achieve optimal athletic performance. Elizabeth is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Sports Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) dietetics practice group, and the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).

Here’s a link to her blog archive.