Recorded Webinar: Maximizing Performance with a Plant-Based, Dairy-Enhanced Approach

The live version of this webinar was presented on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 2–3 PM EDT.

From professional athletes and weekend warriors to people always on the go, nearly everyone wants to maximize their performance. As people strive to add more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains to their plate, it is important to assess total diet quality and the unique set of nutrients each food group brings to the table.

Join Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, sports nutritionist for the Atlanta Braves and lead author of “Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health,” as she explores the power of protein and how plant and dairy foods are better together. Marie will also share case studies and discuss how her clients have upped their game with a plant-based, dairy-enhanced approach.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Distinguish between the quality of plant and animal proteins for maximized performance.​
  2. Discuss why a plant-based, dairy-enhanced approach helps meet nutrient needs and maximize performance​.
  3. Understand applications for and share examples of how to maximize performance with a plant-based, dairy-enhanced approach to healthy eating.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 
2020, 4060, 8018, 8090
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.2.2, 12.1.1
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Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSDMarie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, is one of the country's leading sports nutritionists. She is the major league sports dietitian for the Atlanta Braves and previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Thrashers, and Blackzillians, a team of fighters in mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, amateur wrestling, and catch wrestling.

Marie is the lead author of “Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health,” and co-editor of the NSCA's “Guide to Exercise and Sport Nutrition.” She has appeared on CNN as well as NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates, authored hundreds of magazine articles and trade publication articles, and has written book chapters and marketing materials. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @mariespano.

Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, has the following relevant disclosures to report: she is a consultant to Cabot Cooperative Creamery, Egg Nutrition Center, Gatorade, Life Extension, The Dairy Alliance/National Dairy Council, and Wonderful Brands. She certifies that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

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National Dairy Council Via Dairy Management Inc. was approved by the CDR to offer 1.0 CPEU for this webinar.

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  • 1.00 CDR


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