Symposium Session: Man-Eater! The Dietary Needs of Performance-Driven Men
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 4170, 5160, 5190, 5370, 6010, 6020, 6070; Level 2
According to the National Institutes of Health, men can’t hold a candle to women in the competition over who are the better caretakers of their bodies. In fact, men are more likely to smoke, drink, put off yearly check-ups and forego recommended medical care. Yes, men can claim superiority in the battle of the sexes when it comes to making riskier and unhealthier decisions.
For men who are inclined to lead fuller, longer and healthier lives, are there a set of overall optimal recommendations for food, nutrient and lifestyle choices? When clinicians drill down to what men really care about–physical, mental and sexual performance (not necessarily in that order)–is there research supported guidance for the performance-driven man? Are men, in general, making smarter food choices according to the latest trending data? And, equally important for communicators of health and nutrition, are there messages and a style of delivering them that resonate more with men?
Men’s nutrition and health expert David Grotto, MS, RDN, LDN, will:
- Provide concrete answers to the aforementioned questions.
- Review the latest protein recommendations for the attainment and retention of lean mass.
- Debunk male-specific food and supplement lore.
- Arm caretakers of men with messaging and tools that resonate with men.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify specific areas of health that men are truly concerned about.
- Understand and implement counseling tools and strategies for working with men.
- Relate nutrition and lifestyle choices to risk of adverse health conditions experienced by men.
David Grotto, MS, RDN, LDN
President and founder of Nutrition Housecall, LLC in Chicago, IL. Author of The Best Things You Can Eat and Senior Nutrition Marketing Business Partner for Kellogg Company.
- 1.50 CDR