The Athlete's Plate®


The Athlete's Plate®

The Athlete's Plate® is a visual tool designed to help sports dietitians working with athletes and athletes themselves adjust their nutrition to variable training loads when following a periodized training and competition plan. The Athlete's Plate® was developed by Meyer, NL with UCCS' Sport Nutrition Graduate Program in collaboration with the US Olympic Committee's (USOC) Food and Nutrition Services. The plates were subsequently reviewed by the USOC Sport Dietitians and scientifically tested (validated) against sport nutrition recommendations. The plates are published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

The Athlete's Plate® is now trademarked under the Regents of the University of Colorado. 

When downloading the plates, you agree that they are used for educational purposes only. Please refer to them using the trademark symbol. Permissions to use the plates in written publications or to adjust them to sport-specific or international applications should be directed to Nanna Meyer: Thank you! 

The Athlete's Plate® has recently been evaluated for its environmental impact. Under the guidance of a trans-disciplinary doctoral committee, Dr. Reguant-Closa, former UCCS graduate student in sport nutrition, published this study in Nutrients. In this paper, she also shows, for the first time, The Athlete's Plate® in context of environmental sustainability.