Revised and updated to keep pace with changes in the field, the Fourth Edition of Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition provides students and practitioners with the latest sports nutrition information and dietary practices so they can assist athletes and fitness enthusiasts in achieving their personal performance goals. With data and statistics from the latest nutrition research and guidelines, it demonstrates effective ways to communicate sports nutrition messages to athletes and how to motivate individuals to make permanent behavior change.
Early chapters provide an introduction to sports nutrition and give a thorough explanation of macronutrients, micronutrients, and water and their relation to athletic performance. Later chapters focus on the practical and applied aspects of sports nutrition including behavior change through consultations and weight management. Chapter 15 targets the unique nutrition requirements of special populations such as athletes who are pregnant, vegetarian, or have chronic diseases. The text concludes with a chapter dedicated to helping readers discover the pathway to becoming a sports dietitian through education and experience.
New to the Fourth Edition:
- New discussion of sports nutritionists as evidence-based practitioners
- Updated MyPlate food group recommendations
- Revised discussion of the relationship between current body weight and carbohydrate intake as well as the types and the amounts of carbohydrates that should be consumed during exercise
- New Food For Thought callouts identify related material in Sports Nutrition Workbook and Assessments
- Updated statistics, guidelines, and regulations found throughout the text
Chapter 1 Introduction to Sports Nutrition
Chapter 2 Nutrients: Ingestion to Energy Metabolism
Chapter 3 Carbohydrates
Chapter 4 Fats
Chapter 5 Proteins
Chapter 6 Vitamins
Chapter 7 Minerals
Chapter 8 Water
Chapter 9 Nutritional Ergogenics
Chapter 10 Nutrition Consultation with Athletes
Chapter 11 Weight Management
Chapter 12 Endurance and Ultra-endurance Athletes
Chapter 13 Strength/Power Athletes
Chapter 14 Team Sport Athletes
Chapter 15 Special Populations
Chapter 16 Jobs in Sports Nutrition
Heather Hedrick Fink, MS, RD, CSSD-Owner, Nutrition and Wellness Solutions, LLC
Heather Hedrick Fink, owner of Nutrition and Wellness Solutions, LLC, is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics as well as her master of science degree in kinesiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. Heather is also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health/Fitness Specialist. Heather has been providing nutrition, fitness, and wellness programming to individuals, corporations, and athletic teams for more than 15 years.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284101416
- ISBN-13: 9781284101393
- ISBN-13: 9781284035513
Alan E. Mikesky, PhD, FACSM-Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Alan E. Mikesky, PhD, FACSM, is a professor in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Director of their Human Performance and Biomechanics Laboratory. He also has an adjunct appointment with the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, and serves as a research associate at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis.