Meet the Nutrition with Wendi Team!

Performance Dietitian and Wellness Coach: Sydney Mink, MS, RDN, LD

CEO, Health and Performance Coach: Wendi A. Irlbeck, MS, RDN, LD, CISSN



Sydney Mink, MS, RDN, LD

Sydney earned her MS from Illinois State University! She is passionate about sports nutrition and fueling adequately to perform at an elite level. Sydney was a First-team All-American athlete who competed at the Olympic Trials in the Discus throw. She is passionate about building muscle mass and fueling to have optimum energy, reduced injuries, and a positive relationship with food. Sydney uses an intuitive eating approach to empower individuals to understand one’s bodies for sustainable eating habits that can optimize athletic performance and improve day-to-day functioning. She played basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, and soccer and competed in track throughout her life. Sydney has experience coaching Division 1 track and field throwers. Sydney was recently married and moved near Iowa City, Iowa. She enjoys playing with her dogs, trying new restaurants, and traveling with her husband. She enjoys disputing myths about diet culture and aims to help clients find a positive relationship with food by following the gentle nutrition concept of intuitive eating.

To book a discovery call with Sydney to discuss your goals click the bookings link!


Wendi A. Irlbeck, MS, RDN, LD, CISSN

Nutrition can make a good athlete great or a great athlete good. The difference between being good and being great is found in our daily routine. We help you build a healthy routine that offers structure with an emphasis on quality sleep, nutrition, and prayer. Structure supports success!

Wendi is a follower of Jesus and a devoted Christian that uses her God-given talents and abilities to help others as a means to Glorify Christ. Wendi is a well-known, virtual registered dietitian, writer, speaker, performance nutritionist, and healthy lifestyle coach. She utilizes evidence-based science to create nutrition programs so athletes can optimize performance, minimize health risks, and enhance recovery from training while focusing on injury prevention. She partners with parents, sports performance staff, special needs, and recreational athletes, and organizations to eat and fuel for success. We also work with the general population on healthy eating. In addition to lifestyle coaching, she makes her rounds presenting across the country and even in Canada.

Wendi has presented at various conferences and clinics. To name a few, the University of Regina in Canada, the University of Northwestern in Iowa, Northwestern State Clinic, and Michigan State High School Strength and Conditioning Association clinic.

Wendi is a former college athlete, with over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry. Wendi earned both her B.S. and M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and has spent time learning from several professionals in the field. She even landed a competitive sports nutrition internship at the University of Florida in 2016 while wrapping up her M.S. degree.  Wendi offers virtual nutrition coaching services across the USA, Canada, and the UK. Wendi is based in Nashville, TN but is available to travel on-site for events and clinics or provide virtual services.

We are here to serve you collectively to achieve your next level by self-using an evidence-based approach that is biblical and individualized.  With God all things are possible! When you partner with us you are joining a community and a culture. You are never alone, it’s never a “me” thing but a “WE” thing! It’s all for Him.

The goal of Nutrition with Wendi is to serve those who aspire to improve and excel in their athletic performance and health. We define success by transforming each individual, athlete and competitor in their respective goals. Nutrition can make a good athlete great or a great athlete good! It is paramount to control your controllables. Nutrition is a controllable.

Who do we work with?

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Competitive and Recreational Athletes

Quality food choices can help you prepare for your next event with greater success.

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Business Professionals

Life is fast paced, let me teach you how to fuel your body and mind between meetings and events.

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Coaches, Groups, and Organizations

Nutrition education, speaking engagements or fueling for sports presentations to teams of all sizes.

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