I’m Kate McDaid, the health and performance nutritionist behind NutriKate! Having worked in the UK for the past number of years I felt it was time to get back on Irish soil and thus, NutriKate was born. Taking it back a few years, I studied Food Science at the University of College Dublin however, from a young age I knew that Nutrition was the career for me!Following my ambition, I moved to Loughborough where I completed an MSc in Sports and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University and landed a position in the UK’s leading nutrition consultancy where I progressed to Senior Health and Performance Nutritionist. From this experience, I quickly started to build an extensive portfolio working with professional sports teams, elite sporting scholars, corporate clients, charity organisations, weight-loss and health seeking individuals.
Coming from a competitive sporting background, the importance of nutrition quickly became apparent to me at a young age. Over a 12-year basketball career (that is still growing), I have been fortunate to compete and captain teams at international, county and university level. Travelling for sport and the new environments that came with it, as well as the training programs, each brought their own nutritional challenges. However, it was when I was 15 my passion for nutrition really blossomed. I worked alongside a nutritionist for 2 weeks. This experience focused on promoting health and wellness, an area outside of sport that I realised I had a keen interest in. As time went on, life continued to bring its own experiences, ones that I am very grateful for; I spent time as a fashion model, moving towards bikini competing and fitness modelling all of which widened my nutritional knowledge and thinking, fuelling my hunger to uncover more. I believe that those experiences now serve as insightful tools allowing me to help clients achieve their own personal goals.