Claire Fudge – Nutritionist
Date joined: March 2022.
Primary responsibilities: Nutritionist working with student performance sports and TASS athletes, as well as members of the public.
Claire is a High Performance Nutritionist and Clinical Dietitian with +17 years of experience, 12 of those within sports nutrition. Since 2010 she has run her own business and been exposed to various environments, including clinical, primary care (healthcare), and education.
“I work with athletes of all levels and ages to optimise their nutrition for performance. I specialise in endurance sports, engaging with dancers, triathletes, endurance triathletes, ultra-runners, cyclists, weight-related sports and athletes with eating disorders and REDs (relative energy deficiency in sport).
“I work with professional, elite and age group athletes, including NGB sports and specialist programmes such as DISE [Diploma in Sporting Excellence] and TASS [Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme]. I support athletes preparing them for Olympic Games, the professional triathlon circuit and World Championships.
“On a personal level, I maintain a strong interest in various sports and understand the demands of training, competition and balancing that with life and nutrition. I have competed in the GB Team ITU World Championships, ran several ultra-marathons and participated in multiple sports and adventure activities spanning horse riding, dancing, skiing and scuba diving. Additionally, for six consecutive years, I have been within the top 10 female Triathletes on the Ironman circuits and I have represented GB internationally.
“With combined expertise, a credible academic and CPD history, and as an age-group endurance triathlete and cyclist, I lead consultations with athletes, clinical patients and the public to promote motivational change in their personal development, including competition preparation. Additionally, I provide nutritional and dietary advice to steer behavioural change in various individuals to support performance and health/symptom management.
“I’m passionate about equipping athletes with the science-based skills and knowledge to confidently be able to implement the micro day to day changes to their nutrition. Supporting and adapting around their changing training needs so they feel stronger and perform better.”
- Gastroenterology including IBS and IBD;
- Gastrointestinal distress in sport;
- Eating-disorders including REDs (relative energy deficiency in sport).
- Bachelor of Science with Hons Nutrition and Dietetics
King’s College, London;
- Post-Graduate Certificate Sports and Exercise Nutrition
- HCPC number: DT10388.