While the NFL’s Chicago Bears worry about their performance on the field, a Ryerson food and nutrition grad is worrying about making sure they are fuelled for the fight.

Her name is Jennifer Gibson and, at 35, she is the sports dietitian and sports science co-ordinator for the Bears. As the dietitian, her job involves recommending diet plans to players, co-ordinating meals with the team chefs at home and on the road, and teaching the players about the importance of staying hydrated, among other things. As the science co-ordinator, she explores ways that science and technology can be used to give the team an edge over the competition.

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