Margaret Hughes M.Ed, RD, CDE, IOC Dip Sport Nutr.

Job Title: 
Sport Nutritionist
Sport Nutrition

IOC Diploma in Sport Nutrition
Masters of Education in Medical Education, University of Ottawa
Certified Diabetes Educator
BSc. Chemistry, St. Francis Xavier University
BSc. Human Nutrition, St. Francis Xavier University



Margaret Hughes is a Registered Dietitian who holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from St. Francis Xavier University. She also holds a Masters in Education from the University of Ottawa. She holds distinction as a Sport Dietitian through completion of the International Olympic Committee’s Graduate Diploma in Sport Nutrition.

Margaret has over 7 years of experience working with national development and Olympic athletes and coaches, provincial and national level rugby and soccer clubs, and professional athletes. She comes to CSIO from Ottawa where she worked as Lead Performance Dietitian at the University of Ottawa for 6 seasons; as a Sports Dietitian at Medsport Ottawa, and as a consultant with Gatorade Sport Science Institute as a Sport Dietitian for athletes in the NBA G-League. Margaret is passionate about the work she does in sport and the opportunity to connect with athletes through food and nutrition. In addition, Margaret is an experienced speaker and sport nutrition writer who has shared her knowledge and research at nutrition and Sport Medicine conferences over the years and in various media publications.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • Dietitians of Canada
  • College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA)
  • Gatorade Sports Science Institute