Sports Nutrition Associate
Anna Turner is in her first season in the Sports Nutrition Program at Notre Dame.
Turner works alongside Dwight Allison, the University’s Sports Nutrition Program Director, to fuel the Irish football program and oversee the team’s daily training table.
Turner spent the last two years at the University of Kansas. She played a substantial role in managing seven varsity teams’ nutritional needs. She was a reliable and reassuring counselor for the student-athletes. Turner helped manage iDEXA scanning three times a year, compiling the results for future published research.
Turner championed the creation of a Sports Nutrition Pinterest page. It allowed KU student-athletes to access sports nutrition recipes on Pinterest and learn what makes it an ideal recipe for an athlete. The Pinterest page served as an excellent resource for current KU student-athletes and also a great marketing tool for future Jayhawks.
A competitive triathlete and the 2006 Illinois Cup Champion in cycling, Turner graduated in 2010 from Southern Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition and dietetics. She completed her dietetic internship thorough ARAMARK-Kansas City.
The Sullivan, Illinois, native spent the 2011 summer working for the Chicago Bears during their training camp. For the next two years, she worked for Archer Daniels Midland Company — a sports nutrition supplement company. Turner sold ingredients and helped formulate new food products.