Triton Sports Nutrition
Release: Thursday 09/13/2005 

Triton Sports Nutrition is unique because it WORKS.  Understand that there are no quick fixes to immortality. You will need to make a genuine, self-motivated commitment to change your eating habits by making daily healthy food choices.


Goals of the Triton Sports Nutrition Program

  • Plan your meals weekly
  • Be reasonable
  • Eat balanced meals with variety
  • Avoid extremes, there is no food that is off limits, but moderation is the key to optimal performance
The meal plans featured below were created by sport nutrition professionals from UCSD to benefit each TRITON student-athlete.  Each meal plan was created considering the physiological demand of each UC San Diego sport, the time constraints placed on each student-athlete, and the dinning options available to student-athletes who live and/or eat on campus. 
1. Click the appropriate gender link and fill in the calorie calculator questions.
2. When answering the ACTIVITY LEVEL QUESTION, the following sports (cross country, swimming, water polo, distance running events, and basketball) should select 'Extremely Active' the rest should select 'Very Active'.
3.  Once the results are displayed click back to this page and select the appropriate meal plan below.
Calorie Calculator - Male AthletesFemale Athletes 

Meal Plans

For a complete nutrition analysis contact Student-Health Nutritional Services (858) 534-2058.

Hydration Requirements

The hydration requirements listed in the table below are guidelines.  If you are the type of athlete that cramps easily you may consider increasing the recommendations listed below. 


Hydration Recommendations

Adapted from the American Dietetics Association Sports Nutrition Book


Type of Training

Fluid Needs

For all UCSD Sports

10-12 Cups/day, plus fluids before, during and after exercise


Approximately 2 Cups 2 hours prior (non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic)

During Exercise

½ C –1 C every 15 minutes

Nutrition Guides (Click on links to view guides)

Sport Nutrition and Performance Articles


Tuesday, October 13
M Golf at Day Two
All Day
Rohnert Park (Foxtail)
Thursday, October 15
M Water Polo at Long Beach State
6:00 PM
Long Beach
W Volleyball at Cal State Monterey Bay
7:00 PM
Friday, October 16
W Soccer at Humboldt State
12:30 PM
M Soccer at Humboldt State
3:00 PM
Saturday, October 17
Swimming & Diving vs. Blue vs. Gold (exhibition)
11:00 AM
UC San Diego
Sunday, October 18
M Soccer at Sonoma State
11:30 AM
Rohnert Park
W Soccer at Sonoma State
2:00 PM
Rohnert Park
W Volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona
5:00 PM
Monday, October 19
M Golf at Day One
All Day
Seaside (Bayonet and Black Horse)
Tuesday, October 20
M Golf at Day Two
All Day
Seaside (Bayonet and Black Horse)
Wednesday, October 21
M Soccer vs. Cal State San Marcos
4:30 PM
UC San Diego
W Soccer vs. Cal State San Marcos
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Thursday, October 22
M Water Polo vs. Air Force
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, October 23
W Tennis at CSUN Fall Invitational
All Day
Jr Triton Club
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