Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2016. 48(3):543-68. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000852
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Dietitians of Canada (DC), and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have released a position statement about nutrition and athletic performance. The organizations agreed “that the performance of, and recovery from, sporting activities are enhanced by well-chosen nutrition strategies. These organizations provide guidelines for the appropriate type, amount and timing of intake of food, fluids and dietary supplements to promote optimal health and sport performance across different scenarios of training and competitive sport.” The main sections of the document are New Perspectives in Sports Nutrition (11 points), Nutrition for Athlete Preparation, Performance Nutrition: Strategies to Optimize Performance and Recovery for Competition and Key Training Sessions, Special Populations and Environments, Roles and Responsibilities of the Sports Dietitian, and Summary.
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