Nutrition Guidance

  • Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is a condition of low energy availability affecting male and female athletes of all levels and ages. It has wide ranging adverse effects on all bodily systems and can seriously compromise long term health and performance. More information here
  • Anyone can be a good athlete, but to be a great athlete you need to feed your body with the right fuel
  • Please ensure that you always take a suitable drink to your training session
  • At competitions always take plenty of food and drink as some venues may not have the facilities to offer refreshments
  • For more nutrition advice follow this link or Nutrition and Food Ideas and Guidance
  • Athletes may choose to use supplements but should be aware of the facts and risks, so that their choice is an informed one.
  • There is no 100% guarantee that any supplement is safe and UKA has set out their position on supplements, providing clear advice to athletes, and those who support athletes, on how to reduce the real risk of inadvertent doping posed by supplement use.
  • View the UKA Supplement Position Statement and any queries can be directed to or 0121 713 8466.
  • If you use an inhaler then you must register it with UK Athletics Asthma Forms