Date: June 3
Time: 4 - 5 p.m. (Central time)
Sports Dietetics has dramatically evolved in recent years due to increased research and interest in nutrition for sport performance. While this interest in sports nutrition has led to more job opportunities, the pathways for aspiring sports dietitians to obtain these jobs are still limited. Join us to find out how SCAN’s Sports Fueling Project aims to change this as it modernizes the Mentoring Model to more effectively develop learning and experience pathways in sports dietetics.
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 9. Education and Counseling
Learning Need Codes
- 1000 Professional Skills
- 4060 Exercise, Fitness, Sports Nutrition
- Describe the evolution of sports dietetics and the current challenges aspiring sports RDs are facing when trying to develop their practice knowledge and experience with athletes.
- Explain the differences between the traditional mentoring model and the Sports Fueling Project's modern mentoring model.
- Describe the Sports Fueling Project’s pilot design and the benefits to participants.
Linda Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN and Lisa Heaton, MS, RD, CSSD
Linda Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN is a Consultant Sports Dietitian in Chicago. Linda works in multiple areas of sports dietetics including consulting with GSSI (Gatorade Sports Science Institute) on the Sweat Test Team, with collegiate athletes at Northwestern University, and with professional basketball players on the G-League's Windy City Bulls. In her private practice, she specializes in performance nutrition for professional boxers. She currently serves as the Director of SCAN's Sports and Human Performance Subunit.