Body composition changes (muscle gain, fat loss) for sport
Sport body image issues including disordered eating and eating disorders
Medical Nutrition Therapy, including: Diabetes, heart health, and nutrition for recovery from and prevention of iron deficiency anemia and stress fractures
Intuitive Eating/Mindful Eating
Special diets such as vegetarian and diabetic
Eating on a budget with little time to prepare
One-on-one counseling [available as phone consulting (Illinois and Michigan) or in-office]
See information about small group or team talks here
Please call RDKate at 989.906.2459 for more information
"When I took my son to see Katie he was 16 years old and on his high school’s Cross Country and Swimming teams. Because of his genetic makeup, he has always been on the slim side and bordered on being underweight. When he lost 6 pounds in one week I became very concerned about his health. So, I had him evaluated by a nutritionist (Katie Murtha). I personally am not an athlete and do not push my body to the physical extremes that my son does. But Katie is an athlete and she completely understood my son’s view point. She was able to evaluate his questions and concerns and give him useful eating/drinking techniques that help him maintain his weight and have the stamina to complete his competitions. She also helped my husband and I understand some of my son’s concern and explained and what was happening to my son’s body before, during, and after a competition. Our family considers our time with Katie as invaluable. Based on our experience, we referred my sister-in-law as well" -Connie Clark, Michigan
"I hired Katie initially because I had been looking for someone to help me figure out a better way to fuel my body for running since I was dealing with so many health and injury issues. I really felt like Katie understood my needs and goals, especially since she is a runner herself. Before working with Katie, I never realized just how important when and what you eat is to performance. All the plans we came up with for my eating schedules were perfect, and I have never performed better as an athlete. Having more energy helped me feel more confident in myself as well." -Ann M.
North Central College Distance Runner, Naperville
RDKate on the Sports Doctor Radio Show 90.9FM!
Are you a high school, collegiate, or amateur athlete serious about your sport and looking to be the best? Do you worry whether you are doing all you can to perform well on top of all of your other responsibilities? Or are you perhaps struggling with an eating disordered or a disordered eating pattern that is wreaking havoc on your performance and life as a whole?
Whether it's pressure from parents, coaches, scouts, work, or family life, you feel like you have little time outside of training to devote to being a great athlete.
What would it feel like to have someone take some of that pressure and worry off of your shoulders? Board-certified sports dietitian RDKate can provide you with the resources, tools, and guidance to make sure you are providing your body with food that not only makes you a better athlete, but helps you feel more energized to complete the rest of your tasks during the day - and also tastes good! What would it feel like to be a successful athlete, meeting your goals and competing with the best in your field, and still have energy to perform well in school or on the job?
It's time to find out! RDKate, Katie Davis, brings years of experience and education to the table. Having worked with all ages at all levels, including Division I collegiate athletics and professional-level football, as well as being an accomplished athlete herself, she knows and understands the pressure to perform well and still have a social and family life. RDKate is also one of only 27 nutritionists in the state of Illinois and one of only 550 in the United States to earn the board certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). To be the best, you have to work with the best!
"Katie does a great job keeping advice practical and personal. She asked whether her recommendations were realistic for me. I am a triathlete and runner; she was great at giving sensible advice since she is an accomplished athlete herself. I also really appreciated that she bases her recommendations on the latest research. She doesn't jump on nutritional bandwagons or give unproven advice. My performance in my Ironman improved after I worked with Katie. Developing a nutrition plan for the race and performing a sweat rate test helped me better understand my fluid requirements. As a result, I had no muscle cramping issues, which was a huge improvement from previous half Ironman races." -R.D.