Sports Nutrition



The University of Georgia and its Sports Medicine Program supports the importance of nutrition for athletic performance by housing one of the largest collegiate Sports Nutrition departments in the country. With 3 full time dietitians, 1 fellow, and a strong staff of assistants, graduate assistants, and undergraduate interns, the University of Georgia is equipped to offer a unique, competitive edge helping student-athletes perform at their personal best. Sports Nutrition at UGA stands by a philosophy of: Prevent, Protect, Perform.


We are committed to addressing nutrition-related problems before they happen. Stress fractures, chronic inflammation, and anemia are just a few conditions our Sports Nutrition team can help prevent with proper nutrition.


We provide student-athletes with fundamental nutrition knowledge to protect from injury and illness, sustaining durability throughout collegiate careers and beyond. Educating student-athletes on topics such as supplement safety protects not only their well being, but also their eligibility.


We expose student-athletes to our consistent message of foundational and sport-specific nutrition knowledge, providing the education necessary for each to perform at an elite level. We also provide teams with functional snack options within locker room fueling stations to enhance the outcome of training sessions. Nutritional support for competition is also a key priority to ensure individual energy and nutrient demands are met.

In Action

  • Training Table : fueling through menus developed with the competitive student-athlete in mind
  • Grab ‘N’ Go : providing convenient and healthy snacks to student-athletes on the go
  • Fuel Stations : bridging the gap between meals and practice

To make an appointment with a Sports Nutritionist, click here.


Jana Heitmeyer

Jana Heitmeyer

Director of Sports Nutrition

Maria Williams MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Maria Williams MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Sports Nutritionist/Dietitian

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