Top triathletes are backing a new campaign, The Food Champions, which shares the eating habits and refuelling secrets of athletes with fitness enthusiasts and people who play sport at all levels.

40 healthy, delicious, nutritionally balanced and easy to prepare recipes have been developed as part of The Food Champions campaign, devised by The National Lottery and nutritionists from the English Institute of Sport.


The recipes focus on eight sports and are designed to deliver the necessary ‘nutritional outcomes’ that food needs to provide to help athletes improve performance in those sports.

The recipes are being named after top athletes to honour their dedication to their sport. 1,300 National Lottery funded athletes across the UK benefit from expert advice from the English Institute of Sport.


For triathlon, the recipes are:

  • Banana Loaf by The Brownlee Brothers, named after triathletes Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee, which can help recover in-between sessions.

Banana Loaf by The Brownlee Brothers

  • Helen’s Must Tri Tuna Nicoise Salad, named after triathlete Helen Jenkins, which can boost recovery in-between sessions.

Helen's Must Tri Tuna Nicoise Salad

  • Holland’s Heavenly Honey and Chicken Feast, named after triathlete Vicky Holland, which can improve endurance.

Holland's Heavenly Honey and Chicken Feast

  • The Stanford Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Herb Omelette, named after triathlete Non Stanford, which can build functional strength.

The Stanford Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Herb Omelette


Non Stanford says expert eating advice can give triathletes a competitive advantage:

“It is an unusual honour and a bit of fun to have a recipe named after me! I hope it will encourage sports fans to take a look at the website and to understand why what they eat matters. Funding from National Lottery players allows The English Institute of Sport to fine tune our performance. Now everyone who loves sport can benefit from Lottery-funded advice to improve their own sporting performance and to stay healthy.”

For more information, head to the website.