The Irish Balance Podcast

Episode 50: Sports Nutrition, Performance and Social Media with Kate McDaid

November 29, 2020

In this week's episode, I am delighted to be joined by Kate McDaid, who many of you will know as @nutrikate on Instagram. 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 secured a position in a nutrition consultancy over there, progressing to Senior Health and Performance Nutritionist. Back in Ireland, she founded NutriKate, which is a high performance nutrition consultancy that is based in Dublin. Kate’s love for sport is clear - she has captained the Irish basketball team and continues to play basketball competitively in the Super League with Trinity Meteors – and I’m pretty sure we played against each other way back when! She is also a lecturer in Applied Nutrition at TUD, and a fluent Irish speaker, having previously 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.


We had a great conversation about nutrition for performance and sport, myths and misinformation about nutrition online, and balancing social media across professional and personal lives. I hope you enjoy our chat as much as we enjoyed recording it!


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