Nutrition ID was created as a combination of passion for nutrition and sports, and enthusiasm for the results achieved through their combination.
Individual nutrition, tailored to your lifestyle and personal goals, helps to achieve the ideal body shape, maximizes sports performance and has a positive effect on long-term health.
I was born on the 30th of August, 1988. in Zagreb. In 2013 I graduated from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb. From the end of 2013 I worked as a sports nutritionist at GNK Dinamo Zagreb, where my role was twofold:
Since 2018 I am the owner of Nutrition ID, specialized for nutrition consulting.
Sports success is a combination of three factors: genetics, training, and reasonable access to nutrition. Unfortunately, genetics cannot be influenced, but we still have two other factors we can control: training and nutrition. I work with athletes to analyze their diet and plan short-term and long-term nutrition goals by taking into account their physiological and biochemical characteristics and develop strategies for achieving the given goals.
Dragičević, Ivona, and Zvonimir Šatalić. "General nutrition knowledge among professional soccer players." Hrvatski časopis za prehrambenu tehnologiju, biotehnologiju i nutricionizam 10.3-4 (2015): 101-108.
Soric, Tamara, Ivona Dragičević, and Miran Čoklo. "Fish intake, mercury, and metabolic syndrome: a review of the literature." BioMedicine and Surgery 1.1 (2017): 24-31.
Soric, T., Dragičević, I., & Čoklo, M. (2017). Fish intake, mercury, and metabolic syndrome: a review of the literature. BioMedicine and Surgery, 1(1), 24-31.
In addition to my knowledge of nutrition, I am also able to identify an adequate supplement strategy for my athletes as I have also been working in the pharmacy industry.
Today, the market is overwhelmed by supplements of questionable quality, safety and efficiency. Professional athletes are often the target group of dietary supplement manufacturers and often receive questionable information and are not able to estimate whether or not the dietary supplement is beneficial and safe. If someone is not an expert and does not know the exact effect, potential benefit and damage of a particular supplement, it is almost impossible to reach the goals of professional athletes with the help of supplementation.
In my current business engagement, I have gained the knowledge and valuable experience of two closely related professional branches (nutrition and pharmacy) whose knowledge is essential for achieving success.
I am so happy with my diet plan. It surprised me how much you can actually eat when everything is well balanced, that you don't have to give up anything (not even sweets!) and you are still losing fat and making your body feel great! I really am full of energy every day!
Ivona, I'm glad we worked on my eating habits together in Dinamo. Working with you has helped me to be aware of how I need to feed myself back then and in the future. Your advice has helped me a lot in my professional career and in my private life. Thank you for everything!
Nottingham Forrest FC, Algerian national football team
Ivona has incredible approach to young athletes. Her extraordinary ability to understand the needs and desires of athletes enables athletes to progress and achieve better results during the competitive season.
Taekwondo Club Čigra, Vice President
I am a national team player for 7 years and my best place is 2 times 5th place in the World Cup (2012,2014) and this year 5th place in the European Championship and 8th place in the World Cup. In wrestling, proper nutrition is very important as one must always keep an eye on the weight, whether it is weight loss or weight gain. Ivona gave me a lot of advice and tips on how to keep an eye on the pounds, as well as how to train more effectively and recover better from strenuous workouts.
Sesvetski Kraljevec Wrestlinng Club, Croatian national wrestling team
It's amazing how much body composition, nutrition quality and proper hydration affect endurance, fatigue delay and recovery speed, especially with a heavy match schedule! Ivona, thank you for all you have taught me!
FC Inter Milan, Croatian football national tem