Kate McDaid, Founder of NutriKate, Health and Performance Nutritionist
Kate studied Food Science at the University of College Dublin before following her ambition and moving to the UK to complete an MSc in Sports and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University. She landed a position in a nutrition consultancy over there quickly progressing to Senior Health and Performance Nutritionist where she started to build an extensive portfolio working with professional sports teams, elite sporting scholars, corporate clients, charity organisations, weight-loss and health seeking individuals. She took this experience back to Ireland with her in 2017 and founded NutriKate, a high performance nutrition consultancy.
Kate’s love for nutrition stemmed from her competitive sporting background. She has captained the Irish basketball team and more recently played football for Dublin GAA. Nutrition has served as a massive factor in her own personal journey, something she is eager that others get the benefit of too.
Kate is the performance nutritionist with Kildare GAA senior football and hurling teams, the Paddy Harringtown Golf scholarship programme and also works alongside Trinity College Dublin and their sports scholarship students.
Kate also enjoys working with health seeking individuals who want to lead healthier lives or who may have specific weight loss or muscle gain goals. Similar to the mantra she has cultivated at NutriKate, changes implemented with Kate’s guidance are lifelong tools to help individuals adapt to the changes that life can bring without compromising their goals. Kate provides a better understanding of nutrition, how those principles can be applied and better yet, will show you how rewarding it is when you get the right mix between your dietary framework and the lifestyle you want to lead.
Kate was previously lectured on a Applied Nutrition programme in TUD, she featured on the ’30 under 30′ in the Sports for Business ‘Rising Stars’ in 2020 and she is also a fluent Irish speaker. She has featured on shows like the ‘Underdogs’ and BBC’s ‘An Focal Scoir’ as well as being a contributor to RTE’s Radio na Gaeltachta and Radio na Life. Kate completed Monash University’s ‘The Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome’ course in 2022 also and is an accredited ISAK Level 1 anthropometrist.