"Cristina has worked with both individual players, coaches, and staff on specific nutrition plans and counseling since 2005. She has also presented to our developing/prospect players at Development Camp, and has also presented with our in-house Executive Chef. She was instrumental in setting up our nutrition information for our off season manual."
-Roger Takahashi, Strength And Conditioning Coach Vancouver Canucks, 10 years.
"I highly recommend Cristina, she knows sport nutrition and she gets results. Her nutrition expertise helped keep me fueled and hydrated during summer and altitude training. I like wholesome food, so she researched the best natural food products, to give me top nutrition when I am on the go and travelling. She built me a competition meal plan that eliminated muscle cramps on long race days."
- Kristi Richards, 2 time Olympian, Canadian World Cup Mogul Team, 2007 World Champion in Moguls, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
"Cristina worked with our Team (Team Canada Women's Wheelchair Basketball) for a number of years as we prepared for World Championship and Paralympic tournaments. She was a pleasure to work with as she carefully evaluated each athlete's current nutrition patterns and based her recommendations on the most current evidence. Cristina was creative in modifying performance nutrition strategies to ensure each athlete would be able to incorporate the recommendation into the daily training environment and competition.
I have had the unique experience of being a client of Cristina during my time on the National team and a sport dietitian colleague. Cristina and I collaborated on a number of projects and teaching opportunities, and these experiences again demonstrated Cristina's dedication to understanding the evidence, applying the evidence to a variety of athlete populations and communicating the information clearly and concisely."
-Jennifer Krempien, MSc RD, University of British Columbia, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Athlete, Registered Dietitian
"SwimBC has utilized Cristina as a nutritional consultant for close to 10 years now, and in that time, she has proven more than capable at getting useful and practicable information across to a wide range of athletes, right from our Olympic Team members down to the young 12&Under swimmers at our Regional camps. She does an exceptional job of providing information on how to fuel the body to enhance recovery and maximize performance that is understandable to her audience."
-Mike Flegel, Swim BC's Program Director, Regional Technical Coach, Interim Provincial Coach
Hi Cristina, It was such a pleasure to meet you today. Miranda was very pleased with the consultation (as was Mom). She found it very affirming to know she's doing a lot right and very motivated, by you, to continue and to pursue new diet contents based on your suggestions. As a Mom you will discover that valuable information such as what you provided today is far more "valid" coming from a third party than from a parent LOL. You have a wonderful demeanor with kids - a true teacher. Again, we so appreciated you accommodating our schedule and making it such a worthwhile visit. Warm regards,
-Patty & Miranda, Simon Fraser Aquatics AAA BC Swimming
I just weighed myself this morning and I am down 15lbs... it has been an amazing transformation for me to get here in the past 2 months. I didn't actually think it was possible... I feel strong and haven't felt deprived at all.
It was challenging at first, but I just wanted to say thanks for the advice and having me keep it simple in terms of dieting. I am racing at Nationals next weekend and am excited to see how my performance will have improved. Thanks again,