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This webinar was presented live on March 13, 2023.
Functional Sports Nutrition is an advanced level of sports nutrition practice that guides the athlete beyond conventional sports nutrition recommendations. It is an innovative approach that teaches the concept of addressing the whole athlete, not just an isolated set of symptoms or complaints. Functional Sports Nutrition combines a comprehensive nutrition assessment with a Functional Medicine-based approach, creating personalized therapeutic interventions for the athlete. This webinar will teach the framework needed for RDs looking to enhance their knowledge of gut health, nutrient deficiencies, and food sensitivities as it relates to the lifestyle and environment of an athlete. If you want to take your sports nutrition practice to the next level, this webinar is for you!
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 1.7.6, 3.2.8, 4.2.5, 6.2.3
- Explain the difference between a functional and conventional sports nutrition approach.
- Identify when it would be appropriate to use a functional nutrition approach when working with an athlete.
- Recognize how to incorporate a functional nutrition approach without the use of additional testing to start.
- Understand the difference in supplementation choices for the athlete being drug tested and ideal food and protein powder choices.
Kylene Bogden, RD, IFNCP
Kylene Bogden is currently the Cleveland Cavaliers' performance Dietitian/Nutritionist. She directs all facets of performance nutrition related to pre and post-workout fuel, recovery, and injury prevention. Kylene uses functional nutrition, a whole body, immune and gut-centric approach to sports nutrition, to create individualized fueling protocols for players throughout the year.
Before joining the team, Kylene worked for Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, the first institution in the world to use food as the foundation for medicine. While training directly under Dr. Mark Hyman, she had the privilege of treating athletes worldwide.
Kylene is board certified in Sports Nutrition and Integrative and Functional Nutrition. Kylene received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Dayton, a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Akron, and her accredited dietetic internship was completed at Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.
Kylene has been quoted as an expert source in publications such as U.S. News and World Report, O Magazine, Shape, Time, Prevention, and The Huffington Post.