Sports nutrition is a relatively young field. I hate to admit it, but when I was in college sports nutrition was not even an academic area of study! Today there is plenty of information on the subject, but not all is credible or focused on what’s really important.
Every now and again I will come across something in the media on sports nutrition and feel while bits and pieces are good, it does not portray an overall very accurate picture for the reader. (Such was the case for Sports Illustrated’s recent article entitled, “The New Training Table”.) For this article, and all the articles that have not met my expectations, here is my rebuttal.
Instead of my usual approach (text), I would like to share a video with you which does a great job representing the key components of sports nutrition : it is evidence base and the goals are improved athletic performance and the overall health of the athlete. This video is from Sports Dietetics-USA, a sub unit of SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition practice group of the American Dietetic Association) entitled Sports Nutrition: Who Delivers? It could also be called “The New Training Table”.