Our registered dietitians help high performing athletes have a positive relationship with food, weight and body image. 

Not taking in enough fuel for performance can have drastic effects on an athlete’s body, including causing injuries to heal slowly, hormone & endocrine dysfunction, bone remodeling to cease and digestive issues to escalate.

As sports dietitians trained in eating disorders, the Mind Body Endurance Performance Nutrition team understands the intersection of nutrition and eating disorders. Athletes have unique challenges associated with mealtime dynamics, weight, body composition and exercise. We support competitive and casual athletes at all levels by using practical, realistic and evidence-based nutrition recommendations. 

Similar to sport, we value the team and believe in a collaborative approach working closely with MBE mental health providers and other treatment team members. Mind Body Endurance dietitians are also available for presentations and consultations for teams and organizations. 

Stay tuned for exciting groups starting soon!

 

Rebecca McConville

Rebecca “Becca” McConville, 

MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CEDRD-S

Director of Performance Nutrition

Location: Kansas City, MO

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About Becca

Becca is the Director of Performance Nutrition at Mind Body Endurance. Over the past 10 years Becca has specialized in the intersection of sports and eating disorders, understanding how the path to driven sometimes can become destructive without the support of professionals that get it. 

Being a former collegiate athlete now youth coach and Mom to an active daughter, my career’s mission is to create a safer place in sport to see athletes thrive. This means aligning with like-minded , value-driven professionals. As the director of Performance Nutrition at MBE Becca creates a place to challenge the status quo and have ongoing peer consultation to stay evidence-informed & connected to the clients.

In addition to private practice, she has served as a consultant to the University of Missouri Kansas City Athletics, Kansas City Ballet, local colleges and previously worked with the Kansas City Chiefs. Becca and Riley have developed and presented over the US The Eating Disorder in Sport Workshop for athlete providers.

Becca is also the author of Finding your Sweet Spot- How to Avoid RED-S (Relative Energy Deficit in Sport) by Optimizing Your Energy Balance and RED-Solution mentorship program for clinicians.. She is a co-host of a podcast called PHIT for a Queen devoted to female athletes. Spring 2022 will release her workbook on transitioning out of sport at LAST with Dr. Mel Streno. 

 

Ellen Davis, Dietitian

Ellen Davis, RD, LD, CSSD

Associate Sports Dietitian

LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

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About Ellen

Ellen Davis is a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) specializing in optimizing performance fuel strategies for developing athletes, elite performers, and individuals seeking to improve their relationship with food.      

She obtained a Bachelor of Science in medical dietetics from the University of Missouri – Columbia. As a track and cross-country athlete at Mizzou, she recognized the connection between balanced lifestyle choices and optimal athletic performance. With over a decade of experience collaborating with athletes to enhance performance, optimize recovery, and reduce injury risk, Ellen is passionate about bringing greater awareness to the unique nuances of adequate fueling for sport and high intensity activity. 

As part of the Mind Body Endurance team Ellen supports athletes by ensuring their energy availability is adequate for performance and recovery while using practical, realistic, and evidence-based nutrition recommendations. Ellen offers performance nutrition support for individuals and athletic teams as well as small or large group learning collaboratives.  

In addition to fostering connection with athletes in their pursuit to achieve optimal outcomes, Ellen continues to enjoy running, biking, hiking and keeping up with her two, very energetic, boys.

Rebecca McConville

Kaitlyn Pscodna, RDN, LD

Associate Sports Dietitian

LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

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About Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn earned her BS in Dietetics from Michigan State University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota – The Emily Program (eating disorder emphasis). While at Michigan State, Kaitlyn was highly involved in athletics, working as an administrative assistant for the athletic department and as a sport nutrition intern under the Director of Performance Nutrition. After college, she worked with the University of Minnesota football team, assisting with the day-to-day nutrition tasks, before later joining as a volunteer sports dietitian for athletes experiencing an eating disorder/RED-S. Kaitlyn also has experience working as a dietitian in an eating disorder intensive residential/residential unit, treating patients of all ages and identities.  While there, she completed formal FBT (family based therapy) training and utilizes this in the work she does each day.

Kaitlyn is currently working on her Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan, deepening her awareness of things like privilege and oppression, while also strengthening her listening and counseling skills. Kaitlyn is particularly interested in sports psychology and the growing mental health concerns within collegiate athletics.

In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys reading, going on a walk with a good podcast and watching college football.

Kaitlyn believes in a client or patient centered approach, meeting her patient/client’s where they are at, while also providing a light sense of humor!  Her passion lies in debunking diet culture and helping those with an eating disorder make peace with food, exercise and their body.

 

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