ABOUT

What

Extra Mile Nutrition provides evidence-based expertise on the role of food in promoting health and performance. Services are tailored for:

  • athletes training for a race or competition
  • high school and collegiate athletes (all sports)
  • athletic teams of all ages
  • active adults and fitness enthusiasts

Where

Either in-person (local to the Kansas City metropolitan area) or distance (purely online) options are available for all services except body composition testing (in-person only).

Who

Extra Mile Nutrition, LLC was founded by Jessica Provost, MS, RD.
Jessica is a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist licensed in Kansas and Missouri, able to provide distance services to most US states.                                                                                                                                                                            
Jessica's nutrition education includes a BS in Dietetics from Kansas State University and a dietetic internship and Masters of Science in Dietetics & Nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She works with Division I athletes at the University of Kansas, where she is involved with research on collegiate athlete metabolism, body composition, and bone mineral density.

 

As an endurance athlete for over 20 years, now training for and competing in IRONMAN triathlons, Jessica is deeply familiar with the needs of athletes and the unique nutrition challenges encountered when balancing training with a busy life.

Why an RD?

While anyone can use the title "nutritionist," a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a legally defined nutrition expert who has completed important training to earn that credential. The RD/RDN requires an accredited 4-year degree, 1200 hours of supervised practice, a national registration exam, and lifelong continuing education. RDs/RDNs are bound by professional code to use the best-available scientific evidence in practice.

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