- Always try to SHOW how much you care about your athletes: whether it is “how” the food is presented, when to give the athletes some slack with (high-quality) pizzas and burgers, or simply when to help them with what food they should eat, when and how.
- There is A LOT to think about in terms of nutrition – try to pick up your athletes where THEY ARE AT and what might be best at that moment to help them right there and then.
- Although a lot can be done in terms of “applying” nutritional science with fancy new products, we always have to remember the individual differences between athletes (especially at the very high level!).
- You should not be the ONLY person that has to deal with the “everyday” food business of the athletes – it is important that sometimes you have space to “think slow” and do the stuff that requires long-term planning rather than preparing shakes.