Recorded Webinar: Working with Plant-Based Athletes: Everything You Need to Know, From the Relevant Science to the Popular Foods
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4060, 4110; Level 1
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 11.4.1
'Plant-based athlete' may seem like an anomaly, but interest is growing in this niche as more athletes move away from consuming animal foods. This continuing education webinar looks at the supporting science and the practical applications for working with athletes who want to add more plant foods to their training regimen. Protein adequacy, iron status, caloric needs, and antioxidants are discussed; as will actual foods and meals. Current research is reviewed, as well as the practical application of that research via case study. Plant-based athlete and dietitian, Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD, brings this session to life by emphasizing key strategies for working with the plant-based athlete population in real life.
The live version of this webinar was presented by Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 2 pm ET. This recorded version is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175 for this activity type.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Describe the nutritional make-up of a plant-based athlete's diet.
- Discuss the rationale for plant-based eating patterns.
- Identify key nutrients and their plant food sources.
- List the three areas of concern when counseling a plant-based athlete.
- Provide clients with science-based, practical recommendations for adding plant foods.
Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD is the past Chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the co-author of No Meat Athlete. Matt works with vegan athletes through his private practice in Los Angeles, CA and with his documentary video series, Strongest Hearts. An athlete himself, he races ultramarathons, ironmans and is a 3-time solo finisher of the Furnace Creek 508, a 500-mile non-stop bicycle race through Death Valley.
Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD, has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. He has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.50 CDR