- Olympic Athletes' Meals
- Posted 17 months ago by staff · Art & Design · 4532 Views
Designer Sarah Parker has teamed up with photographer Michael Bodiam and NOWNESS to visualise dishes recommended by nutritionist Dan Benardot (the man behind the diets of the USA's 1992 and 1996 gymnastic theme, as well as marathoners in Athens 2004) for various Olympians. Each of the plates generally includes between 15-25 portions of food, normally exceed 2000 calories and feature chocolate milk, peanut butter, bagels, bananas and flax seeds. Despite the rather precise diet specifications, Benardot says: "Many of these athletes have such enormous energy requirements and they're so metabolically capable you could practically throw anything down the gullet and they'd be able to burn it."
Athletes here, in order of appearance, are male figure skater, female hammer thrower, female 100m sprinter, female artistic gymnast, and male triathlete.