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Cardiovascular (CV) health is a clear benefit of physical activity, yet competitive athletes may not get a free pass from heart disease. Collegiate athletes arrive on campus with dietary habits that may increase CV risk. Graduation brings transition for most from competitive to recreational athletics or even a sedentary lifestyle, dramatically changing dietary needs.
The collegiate nutrition programs run by certified specialists in sports dietetics (CSSD) are centered on both athletic performance and health. This session will explore the ways in which two Division I performance nutrition programs support CV health of student athletes, as well as strategies for effective collaboration with sports medicine physicians. This session will also consider ways to enhance support for both immediate performance and long-term health needs through diet; train athletes to evolve eating patterns as they transition beyond college; and generate research needed to build the case for such initiatives.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 4060, 4120, 5160
- Integrate knowledge of cardiovascular and sports nutrition to meet both immediate sports performance and long-term cardiovascular health needs of student athletes.
- Design and advocate for nutrition educational programming in collegiate athletic programs that will support individuals in successfully evolving eating patterns tailored for competitive sports participation and the years following college.
- Collaborate with sports medicine physicians and other health professionals to promote heart-healthy behaviors among student athletes.
- Caroline Mandel, MS, RD, CSSD
- Jennifer Ketterly, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
- Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD, LD