Expert Session Discussion Guide: Building a Sports Nutrition Program With a Focus at Smaller Schools
Chelsea Burkart, MS, RD, CSSD, Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD and Clint Wattenberg, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD share their advice for building a sports nutrition program with a focus at smaller schools. The CPSDA Expert Sessions are a series of discussions among CPSDA members that enable them to share best practices and to learn from experts on topics that shape performance nutrition. The series is supported by our partners at the National Dairy Council.
Body Composition Measurement: Recent Scientific Findings and Insights Into Injury Prevention and Quality of Life
Learn to understand the role of fat and muscle in performance, health, and injury prevention to facilitate the design of more appropriate training and nutrition programs. Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD., CSCS*D, FISSN covered what measurement techniques are most appropriate for certain goals and utility of specific outcomes. When dealing with any client or athlete – clinical or non—an understanding of body composition will enhance the overall health strategy.
ADHD & Nutrition – A Review of Nutritional and Integrative Treatments
Dianne Rishikof, MS, RDN, LDN gives an extensive look at the impact of diet on ADHD, from overall best nutrition for the growing brain to specific diets that can benefit those with ADHD. She also discusses related topics such as micronutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, gut health, nutritional and herbal supplements that help, functional labs to use to test patients, and other considerations such as sleep and exercise.
NCAA Deregulation of Feeding: Fueling in the New Era of Collegiate Sports Nutrition
Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS helps develop a greater understanding of the current NCAA student-athlete feeding guidelines, including guidance on interpretation that has evolved since the rule came into effect. She gives advice on building a practical roadmap for successful implementation of the rule including tips for navigating staffing, budget and garnering top-down support across your Athletic Department. Maurer’s presentation gives insights into what’s on the horizon coming out of the NCAA and/or at the Conference level as the interpretation and implementation of the rule.
Creating a Functional Sport Performance Team
Becci Twombley, RD, CSSD, discusses the importance of creating an atmosphere of teamwork among sport performance professionals. Attendees learn strategies for improving efficiency and communication within the performance team so that athletes receive optimal care. The presentation consists of a brief description of each team member’s role followed by an explanation of two models of effective sport performance teams a collegiate athletic department may adopt.
Understanding mTOR Regulation to Develop Exercise Training Programs
John Ivy, PhD, describes how understanding protein synthesis can help professionals develop more effective exercise training programs. The adaptive response to exercise requires the activation of protein synthesis, which is closely regulated by the large protein kinase enzyme commonly known as mTOR and signaled through the multiprotein complex TORC1. TORC1 activity is influenced by growth factors (such as insulin), nutritional and energy status of the cell, and muscle contraction.
Team USA Sports Nutrition Support at Winter Games in Sochi
USOC Sport Dietitian Alicia Kendig describes the preparation that goes into the on-the-ground nutrition support of Olympic athletes. Attendees learn how international travel brings additional challenges to sport dietitians trying to create a “home advantage” environment for their athletes. The webinar covers the experiences of the USOC Sport Dietitians, highlighting their preparation, the challenges they faced, and the execution of their plan to best support Team USA Winter Olympic Athletes in Sochi, Russia.
Culinary Recovery: Practical Solutions to Feed Success
Todd Seyfarth, MS, RD, CSSD, discusses techniques that utilize applied, evidence based, whole-food nutritional approaches to aid in athletic recovery. The presentation consists of an overview of possible dietary triggers of acute inflammation, followed by efficient techniques for recipe development to combat inflammation and support post-exercise recovery.