Peak Health and Performance is a program designed to provide young athletes with sound nutrition education, so they can improve their athletic performance as well as their overall health.


Our purpose is to provide high school and youth athletes  with sound nutrition education aimed at improving health and improving overall eating patterns which can impact athletic performance.



We aim to increase an athlete’s knowledge of healthy nutrition practices, improve consumption of nutrient-dense foods, reduce the number of sugary beverages consumed, and improve overall eating patterns.    

Why Do Athletes Need Nutrition Education?

Many adolescents fail to meet national recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake. Unfortunately, many of them also consume too many sugary beverages and do not meet national guidelines for physical activity. 

Sports participation can help combat these trends by developing healthy behaviors in young athletes and reinforcing important life skills. Peak Health and Performance helps these young people who participate in sports by increasing their knowledge of healthy nutrition practices, improving their consumption of nutrient-dense foods, reducing the number of sugary beverages consumed, and improving their overall eating patterns.    

Through Peak Health and Performance, young athletes learn how the right amount of the right foods at the right time can lead to them reaching their peak performance.

Journal Article: Gibbs, RL & Becker, TB (2021). An evidence-based sports nutrition curriculum for youth. The Sports Journal. 


For more information on Peak Health and Performance, contact RJ Gibbs at