Does anyone know which books are the most helpful in studying for the CSSD exam?

I am planning to take the CSSD exam in July 2016 and I'm wondering what the best study materials are. I know the CDR's handbook outlines a few books/position papers, but I can't buy and study all 10 of the books they list! Any advice would be much appreciated.

RxRealFood posted Feb 3 '16 at 7:06 pm
Anybody know of any CHO drinks that contain mostly maltodextrin? I saw some Gatorade drinks have maltodextrin, but it doesn't list what percent of the CHO are maltodextrin. I've looked at getting just maltodextrin powder, but don't think the hospital would approve that.

Asking in regards to a pre-op supplement for my surgery patients.


I am having a hard time finding a sports nutrition related job in my area that I live in and was wanting to perhaps pitch myself for a job at a local chain of gyms. They have about 5 locations in my area and currently do not have a registered dietitian on staff. They have a cute little cafe in each gym that sells healthy smoothies and food. They also have personal trainers. I know t
thefitdoc posted Jun 14 '15 at 11:49 am
Hi there, I am recently qualified as a personal trainer. i covered nutrition in my studies and am now putting this into practice.
I have to say I am a little confused about the protein intake that I was taught and which I have spent a considerable amount of time researching to see if it is actually correct, to no avail. So wondered if someone might be able to give a better scientific/research ba
taylorhagan posted Oct 1 '14 at 5:32 pm
I'm a dietitian working in an eating disorder treatment center that specializes in working with athletes. I have an opportunity to take the CSSD (paid for by the company), and I'm starting to record hours. I find the requirements for hours to be quite vague, and I was hoping someone would have additional insight to offer. Eating disorders are listed in the application instruction booklet as being
remyleigh posted Apr 24 '14 at 6:44 pm
Have been a dietitian for 14+ years and somehow one job melded into another and I was never able to explore my passion-.instead gaining knowledge/certs to advance the jobs I ended up in as a single mom having to support my family... Now- I want to transition from Nutrition Support/Heavy Clinical nutrition to Sports and Fitness Nutrition but have trouble finding (a) jobs that would pay what I'm no
nedsmarc posted Apr 7 '14 at 4:09 pm
my daughter, who has done all the "right" things in order to obtain an internship (great school, great grades, community service, summer volunteer for RD at local Bariatric Surgical Hospital Center) and didn't get computer matched with yesterday's results.

Perhaps this isn't the traditional vehicle for advice, but I am powerless in the "process" and don't know how to guide her and decided to a
ATBoyer posted May 29 '13 at 6:04 pm
I have a lot of Crossfit friends who are following a CHO back-loading diet to lose fat. My understanding is that CHOs are mostly avoided during the day, but consumed in excess after a workout and at night. I'd love to hear some opinions from dietitians on this diet.

cdecker posted Jan 4 '12 at 10:57 pm
Can anyone tell me which certification is more viable: ISSA, ACE, AFFA, etc. Would you tell me why you have chosen that specific certification.
Truly appreciate any advice that is given.

Happy New Year!


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