Jenna A Stedman, MS, RD, LD. Tactical Dietitian & Doctoral Student.
Jenna is one of your resources for sport-specific whole food plant based nutrition guidance and is here to support you as you build and fuel your body to maximize your athletic performance and tactical readiness.
"I help endurance athletes, team sport student-athletes, full time and part time soldiers with healthy body composition, eating for muscle growth, pre workout fuel and post workout recovery, and ACFT day prep."
Her background includes eight years of competitive swimming & rowing, including time spent on the Northeastern University Women's Crew Team, and personal passion for dietetics research. She has competed at the Indoor Rowing World Championships, earning a silver medal in the half marathon in 2018, a gold medal in the marathon in 2020, and continues to set PRs in ultra-distance indoor rowing events.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition Science from the University of New Hampshire and her Masters in Nutrition and Human Performance from Logan University. Jenna completed her Dietetic Internship at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. She is the first H2F Tactical Dietitian for the National Guard and absolutely loves her job. Jenna is a candidate for her Doctor in Clinical Nutrition from Kansas University Medical Center, expecting to finish her research and graduate in 2023.
When she is not educating our soldiers or reading the latest medical nutrition literature, she is training for her next marathon row, making new hummus flavors, or cheering for the Boston Bruins. Jenna teaches the concept that balancing training seasons and consuming a mostly whole food plant-based nutrition pattern leads to crushing personal records because that is what science has proven.
"My maternal grandfather was a Marine and my paternal grandfather was an engineer for the Navy. They each were brilliant and resilient; two traits that I aspire to be. My career helping soldiers achieve great health and meet their deployment standards started with the example they set for me. I have been some type of student-athlete all my life. In high school and undergrad, I began to discover the connection between how well I ate and how well I raced. However, I was still concerned if what I was reading was true or the latest fad. I went to school for a long time so I can now fulfill my mission to educate every level of athletes and soldiers on how to maximize their performance output through nutrition based on the latest research."