Recorded Symposium Session: Sports Nutrition: Considerations for Counseling Today's Athletes

Today's athletes are faced with a plethora of nutrition information and misinformation. This session will focus on the current food and fueling trends of sports-active people—and offer counseling tips to counter misguided fueling practices.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Cite four unintended nutrition consequences related to "clean eating" among athletes.
  2. Identify and describe three concerns related to trendy weight managment fads used by athletes.
  3. Analyze three common nutrition mistakes made by vegan/vegetarian athletes.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
8.2.4, 8.3.6, 8.4.1, 8.4.5
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Course summary
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Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, an internationally respected sports nutritionist, specializes in nutrition for performance, wellness, and weight management, including helping athletes with eating disorders. Based in Boston, her clients have included the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, athletes from local colleges, and Olympians. Her best-selling book “Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook” has sold over 750,000 copies and is now available in its 6th edition. Her other books include food guides for soccer, new runners, marathoners, and cyclists. Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column called “The Athlete's Kitchen,” which appears regularly in over 100 sports publications and websites. Her nutrition advice and photo have even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box!

Nancy completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and received the Simmons College Distinguished Alumna Award in 2007. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and received her graduate degree in nutrition with a focus on exercise physiology from Boston University. Nancy is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has been a member of ACSM’s Board of Trustees. She is a regular bicycle commuter, runner, and gardener. She has completed several marathons, bicycled across America, and hiked in the Himalayas.

The presenter reports the following relevant disclosures: Speaker: New England Dairy. Advisory Board: Wheat Foods Council. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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