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By Tim Clifford
Michele Clarke-Mason, N.T.P., stands in front of the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy in the main lobby to the VMAC.

Feeding the Seahawks

Editors Note: "Burien native who is now the nutritional therapist for the reigning Super Bowl Champions"

By Tim Clifford

According to Michele Clarke-Mason, owner of Meant To Be Foods and the nutritional therapist for the Seahawks, it takes approximately 7,000 calories of food-a-day to feed a single player. The average intake for a mildly active man is estimated at about 2,500 calories a day.

“I had one player who lost 5 pounds in his first week back and we had to figure out a diet plan to keep his weight up” she explains.

Starting her work with the team last year, Michele, a lifelong Burien resident, plays a very active and hands-on role with the ‘Hawks by designing personalized meal plans and assisting in the daily offerings in the training facilities main dining hall.

Located in Renton and situated along Lake Washington the Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC) is an impressive cathedral-like facility boasting a cutting edge weight-room, full length indoor football field and a 95 foot tall ceiling. Housed within a massive green hangar the site is also the only training camp in the NFL with a lakefront view.

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