The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and the University of New Brunswick and Université de Moncton are pleased to announce the return of CSEP’s in-person annual conference! There is a great line-up of Symposia to look forward to and we’ve interviewed each presenter to give you a preview of what to expect and how attending will benefit you.
In this feature we talk to Natasha McLaughlin-Chaisson, Sports Dietitian & entrepreneur at NMC Nutrition.
Natasha has attained the world-renowned International Olympic Committee (IOC) Diploma in Sports Nutrition. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the Université de Moncton and is a certified ISAK level 1 anthropometrist. Natasha has spent almost 15 years providing education, training and hands-on support to competitive, Olympic and professional athletes/teams throughout North America and Europe. She is referred hockey players from the NHL, AHL, CHL by their agencies, particularly Roy Sports Group & 02K Sports Management. Her contracts have included the Toronto Maple Leafs, UNB Men’s Hockey Team, National Blind Hockey Team, Cycling Canada & Para-Cycling Canada’s national teams, FIFA, and Football Canada, among various other sports at provincial, national and international levels.
Aside from sport, she is also a performance dietitian for the RCMP, firefighting units, and paramedics. Natasha was previously a consultant with the Université de Moncton kinesiology research team in the areas of shift work and performance. Natasha has enjoyed delivering 500+ professional speaking engagements and is now a yearly guest lecturer at her alma mater, where she also participated in developing a sports nutrition course offered in the departments of kinesiology and nutrition. She has lectured for many provincial and national associations including and ”Consortium national de formation en santé”. She has also spoken nationally on the topic of sports nutrition for Athletes with type 1 diabetes. Natasha is a consultant for the Canadian Sport Center Atlantic, Coach New-Brunswick, and Aboriginal Sport & Recreation New Brunswick. She has been a consultant provincially in the area of nutrition for concussion recovery. Finally, she was awarded alumni of the year (2015) by the Université de Moncton Faculty of Health Sciences, alumni of the year (2017) by École Sainte-Anne, Nutritionist of the year (2020) from Community Votes Moncton, and Unsung Hero Award (2021) from Crandall University Athletics Department. She was also nominated by Amplify: East – Remarkable Woman of Atlantic Canada. As for her personal life, she is a married mother of two who enjoys quality time with family, traveling, practicing yoga, running, and savoring new foods.
Natasha is presenting “Symposium 27: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) : Why Nutrition Periodization is Crucial to Performance” at CSEP 2022. Learn more about what you can expect from Natasha’s symposium: