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Nutrition Coaching for Hockey Players
Proven sports nutrition strategies and science-backed information specifically designed for busy, on-the-go hockey players. The Hockey Nutrition Blueprint is the key to unlocking the full potential of a young athlete.
Elevate your team’s on-ice performance with our tailored nutrition workshops. Discover the vital link between nutrition, peak performance, and overall health. Gain insights into the practices that drive success on the ice while promoting longevity as a hockey player.
Brand and Media Partnerships
I partner with brands as an expert with influence through spokesperson work, consulting, content creation, and other types of media work.
One-on-One Nutrition Coaching
Take your performance to the next level with 100% personalized, ongoing nutrition coaching. One-on-one nutrition coaching is for athletes who are ready to commit to following a performance nutrition plan for at least 12 weeks. At this level, I work with athletes, on average, between 4-12+ months, depending on their goals and progress. This is not designed for athletes looking for a meal plan, a quick fix, a restrictive diet, or a one-time appointment.
Meet Melissa Boufounos
Melissa Boufounos is a certified holistic nutritionist in the Ottawa area who helps teen and adolescent hockey players optimize their health so they can maximize their performance potential on and off the ice.
Melissa has been an athlete her entire life – she learned to skate the same year she started walking and has played hockey for over 17 years. She hung up her skates from 2015 to 2022 due to Post Concussion Syndrome. As of 2023, Melissa is back playing Senior A women’s hockey. She has been an OCR athlete since 2013.
As a hockey player, Melissa was drafted to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (2011), represented Greece at the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships (2013) and was a member of the gold-medal-winning Canadian National Ball Hockey Championships team (2014).
As an OCR athlete, Melissa has competed in over 60 races, including the 2016 and 2018 OCR World Championships and the 2019 North American OCR Championships.
Melissa was the Official Nutritionist of OCRWC 2018 and NORAM 2019 and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Health Leaders by OptiMYz Magazine four years in a row (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).
Along with her education in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Melissa has earned Precision Nutrition Level 1 and Level 2 nutrition coaching certifications. She has a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College and a post-graduate diploma in Sports Journalism from Centennial College.