Congratulations, you found it! The website just for climbing nutrition run by a registered dietitian! This is a place where you can find resources on nutrition with a twist of body positivity. We uplift climbers by providing quality information through the lens of body acceptance, intuitive eating, and inclusivity.
The world of nutrition is confusing. It’s easy to get bogged down in conflicting information. How do you know who is right, and what’s right for you? Welcome to Nutrition for Climbers (NFC). A space where you can learn practical, science-backed information. We take complex nutrition topics and translate them into useful information for you to crush your project, stay healthy, and fuel your climbing.
Marisa’s expertise has been featured in Rock & Ice, Gym Climber Magazine, TrainingBeta podcast, scientific publications, and the Nutrition for Climbers book.
We’ve got blog posts, courses, webinars, and even a book. We’re always creating more content to empower you to make the right nutrition choices for your climbing goals and health.
Courses & Webinars
Created with climbers in mind, topics range from comp climbing nutrition to hacks for high altitude and anything in between. Watch courses anytime, anywhere, as many times as you want.
We’re also hosting live webinars regularly, so get on our email list to be in the know.
Nutrition for Climbers Book
This is the guide you have been looking for. The one that helps you wade through all that conflicting nutrition information. The one that gives you practical, useful information you can apply right away to support your training and crush your climbing. The beautiful layout and unique illustrations are thoughtfully designed to be readable and user-friendly.
We got you covered with any type of climber: vegan/vegetarians, adaptive climbers, adolescents, unique fueling needs for females, and more. Plus different climbing situations such as van life, traveling, high altitude, and nutrition for training phases. Even sections on supplements and 80 meal plans for different training phases. It’s all here. All for you.
Over 195 references were used to create this one-of-a-kind, comprehensive manual. This useful, actionable resource is a must-have for any climber that wants to improve health and performance.
It’s both useful and beautiful, and won the PubWest Design Award 2020 for the Sports/Fitness/Recreation category!
by Marisa Michael, MSc, RDN, CSSD Author’s note: This blog post is modified from its original version. The author of “Out of the Shadows” reached out to me expressing his anger at this opinion piece. I don’t blame him. I would be angry if someone systematically unpacked my writing. I actually live in low grade …
I often get the question, “Should I take a multivitamin?” The answer is, it depends! It’s best to only take a vitamin or mineral supplement if you have a known deficiency. You can get tested at your doctor to see if you are deficient, and get recommendations on if you need to take anything, what …
Nutrition tips for competition and recovery: Adapt your nutrition strategy to match your climbing style. For example, if you spend more time in static holds, more sustained movement (rather than dynos and quick, intense movements), or more endurance-style climbing, fuel your body to match those needs. A short climbing session may need just 30-60 grams …
Training for coaches & organizations on RED-S, eating disorders, and climbing nutrition
Expert review and consultation for gyms, organizations, and teams
Workshops are a great way to reach a large audience. I’ve hosted engaging, fun, and informative workshops for climbing gyms, athletes, and climbing organizations. Keep your athletes healthy and safe by arming them with expert fueling information to stay strong, climb hard, and prevent eating disorders.
Some of my clients include:
Ontario Climbing Federation
McCallum Place Eating Disorder in Sport Conference
Local climbing teams
She Sends Collective
International Olympic Committee
Training for coaches, staff, and climbers
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport
Eating disorders: How to identify, prevent, and foster good team culture
Fueling for competition and training
Female climber fueling needs
Consultations for teams/organizations: Keep your organization or gym safe from liability by utilizing a sports dietitian to run workshops, do staff/coaching training, and/or help set up safety protocols for what to do to prevent and address eating disorders.
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Contact Marisa to get help with individualized nutrition coaching, workshops, or content for your publication.