magazine's October 2012 issue features stories this month that perfectly
capsulate two of the most compelling reasons Sports RDs formed the CPSDA
in 2009: deregulating the antiquated rules governing feeding of college
athletes; and creating more and better career opportunities for CPSDA members willing to work the
longer hours and acquire the specialized knowledge that sports requires.
Athletic Business writer Paul Steinbach knows what drives Sports RDs, and he knows what athletes need to succeed. Download Steinbach's two CPSDA-related stories here.
Consumer Advocates: Athletic Business mag dials in on CPSDA
October 2012 issue of CPSDA Student Newsletter
Student Committee co-chairs Rebecca Rick and Charles Hewitt publish the third issue of the CPSDA student newsletter today, covering topics that include "listserv etiquette, insight from Denver Broncos' Sports RD Brian Snyder, with student features on Ashlee Eskelsen at Washington State and Beth Miller from Tennessee Tech. Download the October 2012 issue of the CPSDA Student Newsletter here.
College football's top 25 competing for 'food coaches'
August 17, 2012, Chicago, IL—“Food coaches” are becoming as hard for colleges to find as accurate, strong-armed quarterbacks, but 14 of the nation’s top 25 college football teams in USA Today’s preseason coaches’ poll have hired at least one full-time sports registered dietitian (Sports RD) in recent years to shift the emphasis from feeding athletes to fueling them. Download full story here.
CPSDA survey: laying claim to where food meets the field
May 15, 2012, St. Petersburg, Fla.--The first survey of sports registered dietitians (Sports RDs) and students of dietetics from the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) confirms that while the “science of nutrition” is trending steadily upward, it’s still perceived to take a back seat to strength training and injury prevention, the other two major factors that enable athletes to perform at their best.“At least sports nutrition is no longer buried in the trunk under a spare tire,” quipped Melinda Valliant, PhD., RD, CSSD, a leading CPSDA member who earned her doctorate in Exercise Science and directed the survey from her office at The University of Mississippi in Oxford. Download full story.
CPSDA honors 6 with national awards May 18
May 17, 2012, St. Petersburg, Fla.--Six national awards recognizing special achievement in sports nutrition will be presented on the evening of May 18 by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) to three sports registered dietitians (Sports RDs), two college students, and the Director of Athletics from the University of Missouri during the awards banquet at the 4th Annual CPSDA Conference and Symposium in St. Pete Beach, Fla. Download full story.
College Football's Last Frontier: Better Food
Looking for an Edge, Top Programs Are Devoting Strategy, Resources to Nutrition
Sept. 29, 2011--This season, dozens of top college football teams are making the same expensive bet on one aspect of football taht old coaches from the leather helmet days never gave much thought to: sushi rolls, crab legs and hand-blended smoothies.
As college programs struggle to maintain their dominance in the face of increasing parity, the issue of how much the players eat during the season—and what they're eating—has been elevated from a running joke to a serious matter that includes teams of chefs, dietitians and volunteers, and that's becoming part of the way some teams prepare for games. Download full story.
New Breed of athletes seeking edge through food, not drugs
Arizona Republic, May 29, 2011--Most athletes enjoy a special bond with food. They eat whatever they want and still look good in the mirror. It's easy to abuse this relationship. Click here to download full story.
CPSDA's Dave Ellis goes 1 on 1 with Athletic Business magazine
When Dave Ellis began studying to be a dietitian at the University of Nebraska in 1982, combining sports and nutrition into a full-time job was a fresh concept. A student assistant strength coach for Tom Osborne’s football team, Ellis saw his role expand substantially after the training table manager put out a bratwurst and Braunschweiger feast on the same day the Huskers were scheduled to run 440s. Click here to download full story.