Susana Melendez is a nutrition expert. On this episode of “The Bear & the Ball,” Susana and Nick discuss everything about food. What to eat, what to drink, and how to deal with the voices that we hear surrounding food.
Guest bio: Susana Melendez is a bilingual Licensed & Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. Susana was a Division 1 soccer player and captain at The University of Arizona, she also formed part of the Mexican National Team Pool and trained with Chivas de Guadalajara at the age of 17. Susana has experience working with thousands of successful athletes in all age ranges as well as the collegiate, professional and Olympic level. Her expertise has been developed by working at Liberty University Sports Nutrition, as Director of Sports Nutrition at Sam Houston State University (home of the FCS 2020 National Champions), Head of Football Nutrition at the University of Arizona and is currently employed by the Detroit Tigers organization as the Minor League Nutrition Coordinator.
Susana also works with many pro and youth league athletes one on one and via online group sessions, as well as personal consulting with the top notch soccer scouting agency AllGoal Sports where she is connected to Mexican soccer league pros and youth players, and AthleanAcademy in the UK that provides strength and conditioning services to youth athletes. Susana recently launched a new podcast titled “”The Soccer Nutrition Podcast”” with her colleague Jaimee Cooper.