Triton Sports Nutrition
Release: Tuesday 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


Thursday, October 27
M Tennis at SoCal Intercollegiate
All Day
Los Angeles
M Soccer at Cal State San Bernardino
12:30 PM
San Bernardino
W Soccer at Cal State San Bernardino
3:00 PM
San Bernardino
Friday, October 28
W Volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
Saturday, October 29
W Soccer at Cal Poly Pomona
11:30 AM
Swimming & Diving vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Soccer at Cal Poly Pomona
2:00 PM
W Volleyball vs. Cal State San Bernardino
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, October 30
W Rowing vs. Row for the Cure
6:00 AM
Mission Bay
M Rowing vs. Row for the Cure
7:30 AM
Mission Bay
Fencing at San Diego Open
9:00 AM
San Diego (Cathedral Catholic HS)
Tuesday, November 01
M Soccer vs. First Round (Potential)
UC San Diego
Thursday, November 03
M Water Polo at Santa Clara
6:00 PM
Santa Clara
Men's Basketball at San Diego State (exhibition)
7:00 PM
San Diego
Friday, November 04
M Soccer at Semifinals
Diversity and Inclusion
Hall of Fame (Middle Right AD)