An In-depth Look into the 2020 - 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND; Adjunct Professor at Columbia University
This is an exciting time for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans! Since being created in 1980, for the first time theDGAs are addressing guidelines for 0 to 2 years of age, along with pregnant and lactating women. The presenter will review the history of the DGAs, review the latest modifications, additions, and controversies. Moreover, she will review ways to communicate these guidelines to clients and the general public.
Come Back Stronger: Safe Return to Training and Sports in High School Athletes
Matt Darnell, PhD, RD,CSSD, SCCC, Pittsburgh Steelers Sports Dietitian; University of Pittsburgh Professor
It’s important to understand the risks of training your student athletes especially after following an extended period of inactivity. Join us to learn about how to implement scaled and periodized training approaches as students begin practicing their sport again. Learn key strategies to incorporate preventative training exercises into practices or warm-ups to help student athletes safely return back to sports.
Come Back Stronger: Getting Real About High School Athletes’ Nutrition
Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, Owner, Nutrition Conditioning, LLC; Nutritionist, Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery
High school athletes have a wide range of nutritional needs based on their growth and developmental rates as well as their training duration and intensity. Join us to learn about how to encourage good day-to-day nutrition habits to reach their daily recommended nutrition requirements. Examples of pre and post exercise snacks to fuel high school athletes will be provided.
Hydration can greatly impact sports performance in the high school athlete. Join us to learn about understanding the importance of proper hydration as well as familiarizing yourself with the consequences of dehydration. You will also learn about the current hydration recommendations for high school athletes for before, during and after exercise.
Come Back Stronger - Feed the Need: Hunger in the Locker Room
Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, Co-Founder Performance 365 and
Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CSSD, CDE, FAND, Co-Founder Performance 365
By the end of this session, participants will be able to understand the effects of hunger and inadequate nutrition on health, mental and physical performance; identify student athletes at risk of food insecurity and help them access resources to address hunger; and lastly, implement school, team and community strategies to help improve food availability for high risk student athletes.
Come Back Stronger | Protein: How Much and How Often for the High School Athlete
Stephanie Coppola, MS, RD, Performance Nutrition Assistant for Philadelphia Eagles
By the end of this session, participants will be able to understand the important role that protein has in the diet of high school athletes as well as become familiar with the current literature on the protein needs of young, growing athletes. Participants will understand the difference in protein needs when comparing younger athletes to adult athletes and the importance of protein timing. Lastly, participants will learn practical nutrition strategies for high school athletes to incorporate protein into their daily meal plans.