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Jennifer Sygo


Jennifer Sygo is a dietitian, sports nutritionist, author, and professional speaker specializing in prevention and performance. After completing an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at McMaster University and a Masters of Science in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph, Jennifer joined the team at Cleveland Clinic Canada in 2006, where she uses evidence-based strategies to help busy professionals, athletes, and active individuals make simple dietary changes to improve their health and performance, and reduce their risk of disease.

A leading sport nutritionist, Jennifer works with athletes ranging from the recreational level to Olympic medalists, as well as athletes in the NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, and professional tennis.  She currently serves as the team dietitian for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Athletics Canada, and also provides services to Gymnastics Canada, Triathlon Canada, and the Toronto Raptors.

Jennifer is also a popular speaker and seminar leader, and is a member of the National Speaker’s Bureau.  She has provided presentations and keynote addresses on for organizations including Dietitians of Canada, GE, and RBC, and her nutrition expertise is regularly featured in the media, including CBC News and Radio and CTV’s CanadaAM.  She is a regular contributor to Ricardo Magazine, and became a nutrition columnist for the Toronto Star in 2015 after serving as a columnist for the National Post since 2007.  In 2014, Jennifer’s first book, “Unmasking Superfoods:  the Truth and Hype about Acai, Quinoa, Chia, Blueberries, and More”, was published by HarperCollins Canada, and became a national best-seller. Outside of her work, Jennifer is an avid athlete and sports enthusiast, and a proud mother of two young boys.