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Fundamentals of sports nutrition

Use these resources to introduce athletes and sports teams of all levels to the fundamentals of sports nutrition and the role that nutrition can play in achieving performance and fitness goals.

 

This module offers tools that sports nutritionists can use to deliver expert performance nutrition education to athletes and sports teams. They are designed to be particularly suitable for use by sports nutrition professionals working with recreational or amateur athletes.

Key learnings

The module’s key learnings are:

  • The contribution of carbohydrates, fats and proteins that make up our energy balance will differ day to day, depending on individual targets and activity levels.
  • Consuming a range of fruits, vegetables and grains will help to ensure micronutrients requirements are met and support a healthy balanced diet.
  • Glycogen stores are limited, highlighting the importance of topping up stores if exercising at high intensities or for long durations (>80mins) if the aim is to maximise performance.  
  • A food first approach should be adopted where practically possible.  

Written by Michael Naylor

Downloadable Resources

Introduction to Sports Nutrition Fundamentals – An expert refresher for sports nutritionists

An overview of energy, nutrient and fluid requirements that exercisers need in order to optimise their performance and achieve their athletic goals.

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GetPRO Professional_Nutrition Fundamentals_Expert Refresher2.pdf
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Introduction to sports nutrition fundamentals – PowerPoint Presentation

Download this slide presentation to remind athletes of key sports nutrition principles including the role of nutrition in supporting health and performance goals, energy and macronutrient requirements for athletes, and the importance of hydration. 

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GetPRO Professional Introduction to sports nutrition fundamentals PPT.pdf
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3 MB
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Sports nutrition fundamentals – Infographic

Nutrition can support an individual’s overall health and performance; make sure your audience remembers the sports nutrition fundamentals with this infographic.

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This information is intended for Health and/or Nutrition Professionals working within the field of sport and performance nutrition, including sports nutritionists, dietitians, sports scientists, coaches, athletic trainers and others who have professional training in nutrition and human physiology.


Disclaimer: This information is intended for Health and/or Nutrition Professionals working within the field of sport and performance nutrition, including sports nutritionists, dietitians, sports scientists, coaches, athletic trainers and others who have professional training in nutrition and human physiology.

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