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A vital role in sports performance

Nutrition is a key aspect for both an athlete’s health and their sports performance. Our sports nutrition support aims to educate athletes and teams to ensure that they are well fuelled for training sessions, recovering well afterwards and staying healthy.

We translate scientific information into easy to understand, practical advice through a variety of media which we share with athletes and teams. This includes our Instagram page (@ubsportnutrition) which acts as a great resource and engages athletes with support.

Our main focus is to provide athletes with the necessary information and skills to be able to make the right nutrition decisions for both their health and performance. The key priorities of our nutrition support are to:

  • Tailor support to the specific needs of individual athletes and teams, using a food-first approach.
  • Upskill athletes to give them the necessary skills for their future careers as they transition from a junior level to a senior level.
  • Integrate support as part of a multi-disciplinary team approach with the athlete/team at the centre.
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Scholars are provided with individual nutrition support, which is tailored to their specific needs. This is provided through 1:1 consultations with Caroline Tarnowski, our Lead Sports Nutritionist. Scholars have access to a range of testing and tools which help to individualise their nutrition support. For example, ISAK body composition analysis, resting metabolic rate testing, food diary analysis and training/competition observations. Group workshops are also provided for scholars throughout the academic term.


Performance teams are provided with nutrition support specific to their demands and needs. This is primarily provided through workshops, resources and training/competition observations.

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The nutrition services here at UoB have supported me in more ways than I could have imagined, I can’t thank them enough for all the time and effort they have put in to help improve my performance. Since working with the team, I’m confident that my body has the fuel it needs to excel and that I’ll be able to apply what I’ve learnt throughout my senior career.

Yasmin Javadian – GB Senior, European U21 Bronze


  • Individual personalised consultations
  • Team & group workshops
  • Training and competition observations
  • Integrated support alongside coaches
  • Competition support

Meet the Experts



Sport Nutritionist

Caroline provides performance nutrition support and education to scholarship athletes and performance teams at UBSport, to ensure that athletes are well fuelled for training sessions, recovering well afterwards and staying healthy throughout. This is provided primarily through 1:1 sessions, group practical workshops, cooking sessions and by providing resources.


SENr: Graduate Register
BSc: Sport and Exercise Science
MSc: Sport and Exercise Nutrition
PhD: In progress