Nutrition and the Female Athlete
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4060, 4180, 5200; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.2.4, 12.2.1
This continuing education course reviews the importance of nutrition for high-level and elite female athletes, discussing adequate energy intake, disordered eating patterns, and the female athlete triad. It also reviews the signs and symptoms of poor nutrition, including nutrient deficiencies and dehydration, as well as strategies to correct these issues.
This program is not approved for continuing education credit for DTRs.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Collect dietary data and identify patterns that lead to poor nutrition in female athletes.
- Describe micronutrients that are important to optimal performance in female athletes.
- Identify athletes who present with disordered eating symptoms and provide appropriate referrals.
- Develop individualized hydration plans for athletes.
- Choose and apply appropriate treatment goals to assist female athletes with conditions such as iron deficiency, weight management, and the female athlete triad.
- Discuss the health consequences of the female athlete triad.
Natalie Robertello, MS, RD, CDN, works with athletes at the University at Buffalo and counsels patients with chronic disease in Buffalo, New York.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR