Nutrition

Changing sports, changing nutrition plans

A lot more goes into switching sports than simply trading one jersey for another. And many of these changes affect an athlete’s nutrition strategies… more »

Adding calcium to the athlete’s diet

Calcium is essential to a number of systems in the body, not the least of which is bone health. But most athletes don’t get enough calcium in their diets… more »

Vegan diets can come with nutrient deficiencies

Vegan diets have become increasingly popular in the athletic community. However, they require education, planning and the input of a sports dietitian… more »


Wisconsin’s Finest

State schools are used to thinking locally — after all, a number of their recruits are often found close to home. The University of Wisconsin has discovered there are benefits to looking nearby in other areas, too — namely nutrition… more »

Weight Loss Myths

When athletes are looking to lose weight, they don’t always find accurate information to help them reach goals. Take a look at several myths they should disregard… more »

Self Screening

Do you know an athlete who may be taking healthy eating to the extreme? This self-test includes questions to help identify if they have gone too far and developed orthorexia… more »

Nutritional Support for Injury and Recovery

by Elaine Wanstreet, MEd, RDThe main goals of nutrition during recovery from an injury is to preserve lean mass and strength, promote healing, maintain energy balance, reduce inflammation, and stay on track for projected 'return... more »

Too Much Protein

Although popular among teen athletes, doctors at an Ohio hospital say protein powder consumption isn’t necessary and, in some cases, can be dangerous… more »

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