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Natasha McLaughlin-Chaisson

IOC Dip. Sports Nutr., BSc (Nutr.), R.D.

Sports Dietitian

Owner of NMC Nutrition

Speaker, Consultant, Coaching 1:1

A bit about me....

 

I have attained the world-renowned International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Nutrition. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the Université de Moncton and am a certified ISAK level 1 anthropometrist.

 

Before specializing in sports I worked at Moncton Headstart - helping families make budgets stretch further with healthy food. 

 

Early on in my career I developed a passion for the richness that different cultural implications can bring to our eating. I worked in Chile, South America, where I fell in love with the cultural aspect of food. I then gave regular sessions to newcomers through M.A.G.M.A. to help them continue cultural food traditions locally. I have since acquired contracts that allow me to help preserve beautiful cultures through nutritional guidance that respect traditions. One of these contracts was a 2-year project with the francophone communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, helping discover and address the needs of these communities, while respecting their language and customs. 

 

I have spent over 10 years providing education, training and hands-on support to recreational, competitive, Olympic and professional athletes/teams throughout North America and Europe. I work with hockey players from the NHL, AHL & CHL. I have enjoyed working alongside Cycling Canada’s national teams, FIFA, and Football Canada, among various other sports at provincial, national and international levels. I continue to enjoy working as part of the para-cycling Canada sport science team and am also the sports dietitian for our National Blind Hockey Team.

Aside from sport, I am also a high-performance dietitian for various members of the RCMP, various firefighting units, paramedics, and have worked with members of the military. I was previously a consultant with the Université de Moncton Kinesology research team in the areas of shift work and performance.

I have enjoyed delivering 500+ professional speaking engagements and am now a yearly guest lecturer at my alma mater, where I also participated in developing a sports nutrition course offered in the departments of kinesiology and nutrition. I have lectured for many provincial and national associations including the New-Brunswick Association of Dietitians and Sport Physiotherapy Canada. I have also spoken nationally on the topic of sports nutrition for Athletes with type 1 diabetes.

I am a currently a member of the New Brunswick Association of Dietitians. I am also a consultant for the Canadian Sport Center Atlantic, Coach New-Brunswick, and Aboriginal Sport & Recreation New Brunswick. I have been a consultant provincially in the area of nutrition for concussion recovery and am the performance dietitian for the New-Brunswick Pain Institute.

 

Finally, I was awarded alumni of 2015 by the Université de Moncton Faculty of Health Sciences & alumni of the year (2017) by my High School. In 2020, I have been so fortunate to be awarded Nutritionist of the year from Community Votes Moncton. In 2021 I received the Unsung Hero Award from Crandall University Athletics Department. I was also nominated for the following awards: RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award- Women of Influence, Prix de l'émergence - Université de Moncton, and Amplify: East - Remarkable Woman of Atlantic Canada.

As for my personal life, I am a mother of two and a wife. I enjoy quality time with my family, traveling, practicing yoga, running, and savoring new foods. Favorite foods include : cheese, bread, pasta, chocolate & seafood!

 

Languages: French, English & basic Spanish

Wondering how I can help you perform?

Podcasts

Podcast guest discussing recovery in plant-based vs. omnivore diets

(listen here):

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Podcast guest discussing

hydration during COVID

(listen here - French):

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