SPORTS NUTRITION: TRANSLATING THE SCIENCE INTO COUNSELING TIPS
How often have you heard your clients say, "I know what I should eat, I just don't do it. I have my training down to a science, but nutrition is my missing link."
Are these athletes confused by the plethora of sports nutrition information available on the Internet? Do they know whom to believe? Are they too focused on losing weight that their diet has gone awry? As a dietitian, do you have the latest knowledge needed to teach your sports-active clients how to eat for top performance?
This workshop offers sports nutrition science as well as counseling tips to help you effectively combat trendy myths and misconceptions. The presentation will boost your confidence when counseling both fitness exercisers and competitive athletes. Topics will include how to:
Effectively balance carbohydrates and protein
Discuss pros and cons of a high fat / ketogenic sports diet
Fuel properly before, during and after exercise
Build a winning sports diet (even one that's eaten on the run)
Choose commercial sports foods that are worth the money
Lose weight and maintain energy to train
By choosing the live workshop, you'll be able to ask your questions and leave with answers.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Offer guidance to casual exercisers and competitive athletes regarding the best balance of carbs, protein and fat.
Teach athletes the science of fueling before, during and after exercise.
Explain the costs and benefits of a ketogenic diet.
Create with your clients a winning food plan that will enhance their athletic performance.
Nancy Clark, an internationally respected sports nutritionist, is a registered dietitian (RD) who is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). She counsels active people of all ages and athletic abilities, from high school athletes to Olympians. Her private practice is in the Boston-area (Newton, MA).
Clark specializes in nutrition for performance, wellness and weight management (including helping resolve eating disorders). Her clients have included not only the Boston Red Sox, but also the Bruins, Celtics, and Boston College athletes. In the 37 years she has specialized in sports dietetics, Nancy has helped thousands of clients, from “ordinary mortals” to Olympians. Her nutrition advice and photo have even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box!
Nancy’s best-selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 600,000 copies and is now available in its 5th 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 and fitness publications and websites.
In addition to inspiring active people to fuel wisely for top performance, Nancy has presented workshops to RDs across the nation, inspiring them to become sports dietitians. She has helped establish sports dietetics as a viable career path. Nancy has also educated trainers, coaches and other health professionals about the value of partnering with RDs.
Nancy earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and has received the Simmons College Distinguished Alumna Award. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her master’s degree in nutrition with a focus on exercise physiology is from Boston University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine. She has been on ACSM’s Board of Trustees.
Health and fitness are personal values for Nancy. She is a regular bicycle commuter, runner and gardener. She has completed several marathons, bicycled across America, and trekked in the Himalayas. She has two children and has enjoyed the associated experiences of being a sports parent.