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Food-First Eating Patterns to Maximize Health and Human Performance

From trendy ketogenic and paleo diets, to traditional Mediterranean and personalized performance diets, eating patterns for athletes come in all shapes and sizes, but share the same end goal – optimal performance.

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This webinar was presented live on April 29, 2020.

From trendy ketogenic and paleo diets, to traditional Mediterranean and personalized performance diets, eating patterns for athletes come in all shapes and sizes, but share the same end goal – optimal performance. Optimal performance is dependent on an athlete’s physical condition as much as his or her mental state. Research shows that good nutrition has physical, mental and emotional implications – it has the power to decrease injury, increase reaction time, enhance muscle power, boost endurance, improve concentration and ultimately foster the overall enjoyment of exercise and sport. This session will address the latest research around the most common dietary patterns for performance, take a deeper dive into those highly-supported by the performance nutrition community and, in a field crowded with supplements and packaged performance foods, highlight ways to emphasize food-forward recommendations that support overall strength, performance and good health now and in the future.

Supported by: National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze the most common dietary patterns used to fuel performance
  2. Understand the physical, mental and emotional implications for nutrition on strength and performance
  3. Evaluate the latest research and develop food-forward recommendations for athletes


Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Amy Goodson is a registered dietitian and consultant in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with an emphasis in overall health, wellness and sports nutrition. She has fourteen years of experience and has worked with Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers and their minor league affiliates, Texas Christian University Athletics, FC Dallas Soccer, Jim McLean Golf School and many PGA Tour players as well as with many middle school, high school and endurance athletes. She also works with the everyday exercising population to improve health and wellness. Amy is also a consultant and speaker for Gatorade Sports Science Institute and works with the NBA G-League.

Amy is a media spokesperson with over 675 media placements in a variety of media outlets locally and nationally. She serves as a media dietitian for RDTV where she does food and nutrition TV segments nation-wide. Amy is also an ambassador/speaker for the American Heart Association and the National Dairy Council, has served on the Dairy Max Health and Wellness Advisory Council and consults for Catalyst Training Lab where she provides international education and training for dietitians in five Middle Eastern countries. She speaks at a variety of nutrition, athletic training and coaching conferences in addition to providing health and nutrition presentations to various businesses and companies.

Amy has written for a variety of on-line publications including Women’s Running Magazine, The Athlete’s Parent and the Dallas Cowboys 5 Points Blue platform. She is also the co-author of "Swim, Bike, Run – Eat," a sports nutrition book for triathletes and the nutrition contributor to retired NFL player Donald Driver’s book, The 3-D Body Revolution. Amy is the owner of RD Career Jumpstart, a business designed to help dietetic students, interns and new registered dietitians determine and take the steps necessary to reach their dream career. She also serves as the Sponsorship Management Coordinator for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, connecting brands and companies to registered dietitians and dietetic students to enhance the member-sponsorship relationship.

Amy received her Bachelor of Science in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Master of Science in exercise and sports nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She is also a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and adjunct professor at TWU.

Mike Roussell, PhD

Mike Roussell - author, speaker, and nutritional consultant - is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long lasting health. He holds a bachelors degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University. He runs a multimedia nutrition company that provides health and nutrition solutions directly to consumers and industry professionals.

Dr. Roussell’s robust academic background coupled with his broad range of experience from consulting with pharmaceutical and food companies, top rated fitness facilities, and individual clients that include NBA all-stars, Hollywood Stars, and Silicon Valley Executives give him the unique ability and experience to translate scientific findings into relevant and actionable strategies.

Dr. Mike serves on the Advisory Board for Men's Health Magazine. In addition, having published over 500 articles on health and nutrition and appearing in over 150 TV segments as a nutrition expert, Dr. Mike has authored and/or served as the consulting nutritionist for 10 books including his most recent two books The MetaShred Diet and Strength: The Field Manual.

Release Date: April 29, 2020


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