Kate McDaid, Founder of NutriKate, Health and Performance Nutritionist
Taking it back a few years, 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 that is based in Dublin.
Kate’s love for nutrition stemmed from her competitive sporting background. She has captained the Irish basketball team and continues to play basketball competitively in the Super League with recent National League winners Trinity Meteors. She also plays a little bit of football but her career hasn’t been as successful on that front! Sport in particular has fed her hunger to uncover more in the realm of nutrition and the behaviours associated with our lifestyles, eating patterns and food choices.
Kate thoroughly enjoys working with people no matter what their goals or needs may be. She welcomes the challenge and adores watching her clients progress in a manner that adds to their life. 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. There are no quick fixes, just maintainable adjustments and a greater understanding of nutrition and its principles. She is also an lecturer in Applied Nutrition at TUD. Here, she passes on key findings of her own experience in the field.
Kate was recently listed as ’30 under 30′ in the Sports for Business ‘Rising Stars’ one of Ireland’s emerging business leaders working in the business of sport. Kate takes great pride in the fact that she is a fluent Irish speaker and has featured on shows like the ‘Underdogs’ and BBC’s ‘An Focal Scoir’ as well as being a contributor to Radio na Gaeltachta and Radio na Life.