PHILADELPHIA – Jacqueline Cotumaccio, who has labored as a registered dietitian within the efficiency diet division on the College of Delaware, has been named the primary full-time sports activities nutritionist for Temple Athletics, introduced Govt Senior Affiliate Athletics Director Jessica Reo.
“We’re excited to announce the hiring of Jacqueline Cotumaccio as our first full-time sports activities nutritionist,” mentioned Reo. “We’ve got been continuously rising our well being and health space to completely assist our 500-plus student-athletes and the addition of a full-time sports activities nutritionist is a much-needed place. Jacqueline has labored with student-athletes within the sports activities diet realm since her days as an undergraduate at Delaware and is the fitting match to develop that space with our 19 varsity sports activities groups.”
“I’m grateful for the chance to provide student-athletes a brand new useful resource and understanding the significance of diet each on and off the sphere,” mentioned Cotumaccio. I wish to thank Arthur Johnson, Jessica Reo and Kevin Addison for trusting in my capability to tackle this function and everybody who has performed a task in sculpting me into the perfect dietitian I may be.”
A 2020 graduate from the College of Delaware the place she earned a Bachelor of Science diploma in Vitamin and Dietetics, Cotumaccio labored first with Blue Hen scholar athletes as a sports activities diet scholar supervisor throughout her senior yr and later as a volunteer registered dietitian since October 2021. Her duties on this function at Temple embody individualized diet counseling classes for athletes, diet crew talks, consulting particular person student-athletes’ weights for hydration standing for correct restoration/prevention of harm, arrange/supervision of fueling station, offering plate teaching to injured or in poor health athletes to assist restoration, working straight with sports activities medication, energy and conditioning and our teaching workers to watch student-athletes and their well being.
Cotumaccio has additionally served the final yr as a registered dietitian for MS Dietary Wellness in Manhasset, N.Y. There she educated and recommended 30-40 sufferers every week on applicable remedy choices whereas implementing medical diet remedy to cowl a variety of clientele corresponding to disordered consuming, anemia, RED-S, sports activities diet, amenorrhea, gastrointestinal issues, meals allergy symptoms and intolerances, diabetes, heart problems, and weight upkeep.
“Everybody in our program and each different teaching workers I’ve spoken with is de facto excited to welcome Ms. Cotumaccio to the Owl household,” mentioned Temple girls’s soccer head coach Nick Bochette. “Her expertise and experience will enable us to additional strengthen our capability to assist our scholar athletes of their quest for excellence. The extra we proceed to study concerning the dietary wants, patterns, and greatest practices of elite-level athletics, the extra vital this space of focus turns into. I do know our crew is keen to work with Jackie, and I’m sure that she can have a profoundly constructive influence on the coed athlete inhabitants right here at Temple.”