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Sports participation creates health and social benefits, but tends to decline during adolescence, especially among females. Research reveals physiological, social, and psychological dynamics that impact sports participation and create unique nutritional challenges for teen athletes. These factors include clinical aspects of puberty in relation to diet and exercise, dietary behaviors common in child and teen sports culture, and increasing use of performance-enhancing supplements. Building upon both research and practitioner experience with adolescent athletes, this session will examine the relationship between eating behaviors and sports participation, as well as unique considerations for nutrition assessment and recommendations. Effective strategies will be explored for working with adolescents, parents, coaches, and other health professionals to promote healthful sports fueling throughout the teen years. Research needs and opportunities will be highlighted.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 4060, 2110, 4160
- Synthesize knowledge of adolescent development and sports culture to tailor sports nutrition assessment and recommendations to the unique needs of the adolescent athlete.
- Cultivate trust and motivation through appropriate communication and teaching to encourage sustainable healthful eating practices and sports participation in adolescents.
- Identify opportunities to collaborate with sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, and parents to promote sound nutrition practices to help prevent injury, disordered eating, body image issues, and inappropriate use of dietary supplements among adolescent athletes.
- Anastasia Fischer, MD, FAAFP, FACSM
- Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, LD, CSSD, FAND
Moderator and Program Planner
Planned with the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group