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Nutrition at Carolina Sports Clinic

Sports RDpro is a Charlotte based sports nutrition, weight management, and corporate wellness practice. It is the mission of RDpro to provide all athletes and individuals we work with nutrition services utilizing current, evidence-based resources to promote athletic and personal success. Our business is dedicated to ensuring optimal energy intake, nutrient timing, and fluid balance while maintaining the overall well-being of the individual. It is the intent of this practice to enhance health and performance of athletes, and to provide individuals with the best care possible. It is our purpose and goal to educate athletes on the foundations of proper nutrition for athletic performance and recovery, in training and competition, as well as to counsel athletes on the application of cutting-edge sports nutrition practices.

Areas of support offered by RDpro include, but are not limited to, the following nutrition focus areas:

Learn More About Our Nutritional Team:

Jennifer (VanAssen) Brunelli MS, RD, LDN

Jennifer (VanAssen) Brunelli MS, RD, LDN the creator and owner of RDpro, LLC, a nutrition consulting business in the Charlotte area that she opened in July 2011. A 7-time All American swimmer and Hall of Fame athlete with a Masters in Human Nutrition plus completing RD clinical rotations and certification, Jennifer is an expert in understanding the nutritional needs of her clients. Jennifer and her team provide nutrition education, meal planning, body composition assessments, food intolerances and allergy testing, corporate wellness, performance kitchen design, supplement analysis, and more. She works with a wide range of clientele in varying age groups, health and body knowledge, and gender. Her current roster of clients include the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing, the Charlotte 49ers university athletic department, and LEAD, a female Olympian run business that stands to help young female athletes gain leadership skills and confidence in and out of their sport. Jennifer has two children, Sloane and Nathaniel.

Ashley Delk Licata, MS, RD, CSSD

Ashley Delk Licata, MS, RD, CSSD is a sports dietitian who has worked with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. She has experience with nutrition counseling, nutrition education, fuel station design, body composition assessment, social media management, grocery store tours, nutrition material development, intern precepting, and teaching college courses on nutrition.

She received her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Psychology from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. During her time at Samford, Ashley developed and directed the Sports Nutrition program in the athletic department. She then went on to receive her M.S. in Nutrition, with a focus in sports nutrition, from Georgia State University where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. During her time at Georgia State University, she worked as a graduate assistant in Dr. Dan Benardot’s sports nutrition research lab and provided nutrition counseling for the Atlanta Falcons.

Ashley is currently in the final stages of her PhD in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During her time there, she started a Sports Nutrition program for the athletic department and held the position of Director of Performance Nutrition for 3 years. In addition, she served as the head dietitian for the UAB Football team. She especially enjoyed educating student-athletes on how to fuel their body correctly before, during, and after workouts as well as throughout the day to enhance the body’s capacity to recover from training and maximize performance. She has also conducted research with athletes on the relationships between energy balance and macronutrient timing and body composition.

She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband John Licata, who is a pediatric resident at Levine Children’s Hospital.

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