Jennifer Sygo Sports Nutrionist

Bio

Jennifer Sygo is a sports nutritionist, dietitian, writer, author, and professional speaker specializing in prevention and performance.

After completing an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at McMaster University, Jennifer went on to obtain a Masters of Science in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph.  Jennifer has served as a dietitian at Cleveland Clinic Canada since 2006, where she has helped over 2000 executives and busy professionals make simple dietary changes to have a large impact on their performance, disease risk, and quality of life.   

In addition to her work with executives, Jennifer is a leading sport nutritionist, and works with athletes ranging from the recreational level to Olympic medalists, as well as athletes in the NHL, CFL, Major League Baseball, and professional tennis.  She currently serves as the team dietitian for Athletics Canada's sprint team in Toronto, and also provides services to Gymnastics Canada and Triathlon Canada.  In 2015, Jennifer will serve as Medical Lead for Nutrition for the Pan American Games in Toronto.   

Jennifer is a popular speaker and seminar leader, and is a member of the National Speaker's Bureau.  She has provided presentations and keynote addresses on for organizations including Dietitians of Canada, Kellogg’s, GE, and RBC, and her nutrition expertise is regularly featured in the media, including CBC News and Radio, CanadaAM, and CTV NewsChannel.  She is a regular contributor to Ricardo Magazine, and has been the nutrition columnist for the National Post since 2007.  In 2014, Jennifer's first book, "Unmasking Superfoods:  the Truth and Hype about Acai, Quinoa, Chia, Blueberries, and More", was published by HarperCollins Canada, and became a national best-seller.

Outside of her work, Jennifer is an avid athlete and sports enthusiast, and a proud mother of two young boys.

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