The Female Athlete Triad, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport — Learn the Research and Current Understanding of These Conditions and Treatment Recommendations
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4060, 4180; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 12.2.1
This continuing education course uses published consensus statements and research on the triad and relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) to explain the current understanding of both conditions. The article explains the triad in detail, introduces readers to RED-S, and summarizes treatment recommendations from the literature to provide guidance for the most effective nutrition interventions.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the February 2017 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Educate clients about the female athlete triad and its underlying cause.
- Evaluate the proposed differences between the female athlete triad and relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S).
- Apply certain recommendations for screening to real life consultations based on individual circumstances.
- Provide specific nutrition therapy recommendations for individuals at different stages of the female athlete triad or RED-S.
Ann Lokuta, MPH, RDN, is a freelance nutrition writer and registered dietitian with Lifestyle Medical Centers in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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