Sports Nutrition Department SIA ACADEMY
We work to serve our players in a personalized way, which allows us to offer an approach adapted to the needs of our players.
SIA Academy NUTRITION DEPARTMENT
In SIA we know the importance of nutrition in sports performance, that is why our project has focused on the nutritional education of our players in order to provide them with the necessary tools to encourage the voluntary adoption of healthy eating behaviors that contribute to their sports career. Likewise, we work to serve our players in a personalized way which allows us to make an approach tailored to the needs of our players.
INITIAL NUTRITIONAL EVALUATION
Our starting point is to know our players in an integral way. For this purpose, we have a multidisciplinary health team (doctor, nutritionist, psychologist, physical trainer and physiotherapist) that performs a complete medical-nutritional evaluation that allows us to establish the objectives and strategies to work on during the season, taking into consideration both their initial nutritional status and their eating or cultural habits and preferences.
The main nutritional objective is to cover the nutrient requirements that allow our players to effectively generate the body adaptations demanded by the training stimulus. These body adaptations include the acquisition of strength, power, speed and endurance.
Likewise, the nutritional intake must guarantee an adequate growth and development in the case of younger athletes, promote general health and prevent injuries.
At SIA academy we are concerned with nutritional monitoring to define progress. The components of the nutritional monitoring are presented below:
The analysis of body composition is a fundamental part in the assessment of nutritional status in athletes, as it allows us to establish quantitatively how the body weight is distributed in its different components (fat mass, muscle mass, bone mass, residual mass.).
The study of body composition will be essential to understand the effects that diet, physical exercise and physical growth, among other environmental factors, have on the body of our players.
Due to the importance of the above, at SIA we use 2 techniques for this analysis:
DEXA SCAN: is a technique for the study of body composition based on X-ray photon absorptiometry. Due to its high precision it represents the best indicator for the estimation of body composition. We perform this study on all our players when they enter the academy and we use it as a reference for follow-up.
BODY MEASUREMENTS: performed through the technique of kinanthropometry (weight, height, skinfold measurement, body perimeters and diameters) and in compliance with the ISAK protocol (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry). These measurements allow us to estimate the athlete's body composition and detect its variations in a practical way.
Weekly interview with our sports nutritionist in order to:
Know and guide the nutritional expectations of our athletes.Determine the level of satisfaction of our players with the menu offered, while encouraging them to try new preparations.
Likewise, through our dining room service, we strive to create a pleasant atmosphere at mealtime that invites relaxation, sharing and enjoyment of food.
We generate a quarterly summary of the nutritional evolution of our athletes during their stay in our program. The purpose of this report is to carry out a multidisciplinary review of the impact of the strategies established in order to determine, based on the results obtained, whether the objectives are maintained or modified. This tool is also provided to our players' families in order to keep them informed of nutritional progress and its influence in other sporting areas.
SIA Educational Project
As part of our educational project, we are concerned with maintaining constant communication with our players in order to impart knowledge in the area of nutrition in a practical and spontaneous way.
We also carry out special activities:
- Cooking workshops (SIA CHEFF): they seek to promote teamwork, task responsibility and a greater knowledge of the properties of food in such a way that they have tools to contribute to their food autonomy.
Nutrition workshops: theoretical and practical approach to topics related to nutrition and its influence on energy availability, strength, performance and recovery in soccer.
The educational strategies are aimed at creating their own criteria on the information they receive at a nutritional level in order to promote the choice of eating behaviors in a wise and conscious way.
Advantages of our Nutrition service
Personalized attention. We take care of the nutrition of our players taking into consideration the individual objectives to be achieved to maintain health, growth and promote improvements in body composition to ensure adequate athletic performance.
- We offer special menus to those players who require it due to:
Dietary preferences (vegetarian, vegan diet, among others),
Medical conditions (food intolerances or allergies, among others).
Religious or cultural reasons.
We work together with other specialties (physical trainer, psychologist, among others) which allows us an integral and efficient approach.Image
- Educación continua en temas de nutrición deportiva lo que permite generar consciencia y crear hábitos de alimentación saludable.
- Tratamos a nuestros jugadores de forma cercana, siempre dispuestos a guiarlos en cada etapa del proceso con amabilidad y comunicación.