I am Jennifer,

your sports dietitian

Hi, I'm Jennifer Patricca, sports dietitian and runner. I help runners improve their pacing and hit PRs; enjoy running again without GI issues, fatigue and injuries. Learn more about my program, Empowered Fueling for Runners Framework.

Our Services

1:1 Nutrition Coaching

Personalized nutrition including fueling for workouts and races.

High support level

Best if you want lots of 1:1 support and accountability to reach your goals



General nutrition including fueling plan for workouts and races

Medium support level

You have the energy of a team and support from others.

Empowered Fueling Lite

Personalized nutrition and fueling plan for workouts and races

Low support level

You want a clear plan with light accountability to stay consistent

Customized plans for races

Race day fueling and hydration plan

Carb load plan for half and full marathons

Are you tired of having to stop during your run to find a porta-potty?

Are you tired of cramping in the middle of a race and missing out on your PR?

Are you so tired after your long run that you just want to lay on the couch all day?

Are you confused about when to take in sports drinks vs. water?

Do you know you should take in electrolytes, but you have no idea when and how often you should take them?

Discover how you can avoid cramping, fatigue and GI issues and hit your PR with the special limited time offer,


My Story

Hi, I'm Jennifer Patricca, sports dietitian and fellow runner. Several years  ago, I had a serious problem going on with my running. 

Without going into the full drama, I was training hard for races, but I wasn’t seeing the results that I wanted. I was frustrated and running wasn’t fun anymore. I tried lots of things. I tried running more miles. Added more speed work and cycling 3 times a week. I was always conscious of my weight and I was restricting food even though I was training hard 6 days a week.

I thought if I just lose a few pounds, I will get faster. 

But nothing worked. 

And then BAM, it happened.

During this difficult time, I was introduced to sports nutrition to fuel my workouts and races to improve my performance. I stopped obsessing over food and calories and started viewing food as a way to fuel my body. I thought to myself, "ya right, can this really work?” I eat pretty healthy. Isn’t that enough? 

Well, I’ll tell you right now…. I’m so thankful I opened up my eyes and committed myself to this solution because today I can fuel confidently for training and races. More importantly I have a better relationship with food and my body image.

I ate more and surprisingly, I didn’t gain weight. For the first time in my life, I was actually hitting my PRs without hitting the wall during workouts and races.

Now I am excited to share my knowledge and experiences with you to help you improve your pacing and hit your PR and enjoy running again without GI issues, fatigue and injuries.

I am a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist with over 19 years experience and I am a marathon and Ironman finisher.  

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"I am eating more and I feel better. I usually have a slump around 3:00 p.m., but having a snack of carbs and protein like you suggested has helped so much."



"I am enjoying eating more and surprisingly I am sleeping

better too."

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