Nutrition Resources

Trending Topic | Nutrition 

The performance of, and recovery from, sporting activities are enhanced by well-chosen nutrition strategies.

ACSM has created a number of resources around nutrition for both the competitive and recreational athlete.

When seeking personalized nutritional information and guidance, ACSM recommends consulting with a licensed nutrition or dietary professional such as an LD, RDN, or CSSD.

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Featured Resource: ACSM's Nutrition for Exercise Science

ACSM Nutrition for Exercise ScienceThis clear and highly applied overview of exercise nutrition illustrates difficult concepts using real-world examples and case studies that allow students to put learning into practice. Well-known author Dan Benardot draws on his vast experience as an instructor, scientist, and practitioner to craft an engaging and factual resource that makes the nutrition of exercise science accessible. Written at a level appropriate for both exercise science majors and non-majors, this practical book is packed with helpful in-text learning aids and stunning visuals that bring sports nutrition concepts to life.

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Featured Partner Resource: GSSI Sports Nutrition Toolkit

GSSI Sports Nutrition Toolkit 

This comprehensive toolkit provides sports nutritionists with introductory materials covering fundamental sports nutrition topics, including athlete consultations and dietary analysis, nutrition monitoring, nutrition interventions and individualized meal planning.

Practitioners will find checklists, decision trees, assessment worksheets and questionnaires, templates, nutritional breakdowns and a wealth of supporting research to help modify and adapt each tool to meet the unique needs of their athletes.

The content was authored by GSSI Scientists Liam Brown, M.Sc. and Ian Rollo, Ph.D., with support from Caroline Tarnowski, M.Sc.; Rebecca Randell, Ph.D.; Kevin Luhrs, MS; Eric Freese, Ph.D.; Khalil Lee, Ph.D.; and James Carter, Ph.D.

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Nutrition Strategies for Creating a
Champion - Evolved

Historical nutrition strategies were based on beliefs and sport-specific traditions that had little to do with any consideration of human biology and physiology. Over the past 30 years, however, the science- and evidence-based understanding of sports nutrition has radically expanded to provide athletes, and those who work with them, important tactics for gaining optimal benefits from training, for achieving performances that match the athlete’s capacity, and for recovering from physical activity to improve the athlete’s capacity to perform at high levels on sequential days. Dan Benardot, FACSM, presents the President's Lecture at the 2018 ACSM Annual Meeting.