Performance Nutrition for Cheerleaders

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The calorie needs for cheerleading and the nutrients that promote energy, recovery, protection, and immunity.


Strategies for maintaining hydration status and building a healthy plate at each meal in the proper portions.


Healthy weight management strategies, the basics of dietary supplements, and the risks associated with eating disorders and ways to help prevent them.


Practical nutrition tools for tryouts, camp, practice, games, and competitions.

Jamie M. Meeks, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Jamie Meeks, a New Orleans native, is a 2009 graduate from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science (Dietetics). As a former LSU Cheerleader, Jamie had the chance to cheer for some of LSU's greatest sport teams including the 2007 LSU Football National Championship team, the 2006 SEC Champions and Final Four Men's Basketball team, and 2007 Final Four Women’s Basketball team.
After graduation, she moved to Little Rock, Arkansas to complete her Dietetic Internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After receiving her Registered Dietitian (RD) license/registration, Jamie returned to LSU and completed her Master's Degree in 2011 in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology.
She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and worked as the first full-time Sports Dietitian for LSU Athletics from 2011-2014. At LSU, Jamie not only fulfilled the team and individual nutrition/dietary needs of all 15 sports teams, but she also created the Undergraduate Sports Nutrition Internship, introduced and oversaw three Athletic Fueling Stations, assisted with the Athletic Training Table Meals, and worked as an integral member of the planning team for the Tiger Athletic Nutrition Center.
Jamie currently works as the Director of Sports Nutrition for the New Orleans Saints (NFL) and Pelicans (NBA). She works to help integrate healthy choices and optimal fueling into the daily training routines for all Saints and Pelicans athletes. She works closely with the teams’ Athletic Trainers, Strength Coaches, and Team Physicians in addition to providing individual counseling and Medical Nutrition Therapy that focuses on individual performance fueling strategies, hydration, and proper supplementation. Jamie oversees the weight room nutrition recovery station and offers team nutrition education, home and travel meal/menu management, and body composition analysis.
Jamie is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Louisiana Dietetic Association, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association, and the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group.