#306: Daniel Davey – Food Preparation Skills, Being an Effective Nutritionist & Creativity

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#306: Daniel Davey – Food Preparation Skills, Being an Effective Nutritionist & Creativity

Guest Bio

Daniel Davey

Daniel has worked as a performance nutritionist with a host of elite athletes in a range of sports such as golf, athletics, rugby and GAA.

He is perhaps best known for his roles working as a performance nutritionist with with Leinster Rugby and the Dublin senior footballers.

Daniel holds an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity & Public Health from the University of Bristol, in addition to a BSc in Science from University College Dublin.

His primary focus is developing individualised nutrition strategies for achieving specific performance related goals.

As an athlete Daniel has played Gaelic football at intercounty level for Sligo and won an All-Ireland club football medal in 2016 with Ballyboden St’ Enda’s in Dublin.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • Lessons Daniel’s learned upon reflecting on the book writing process
  • The creative process he employs when creating new receipes
  • Common struggles athletes initially have with eating better
  • The value of basic cooking skills
  • Creating a culture with team sport environments
  • The “hidden” skills needed to be a competent performance nutritionist
  • The value of food for people

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