Drug Free Sport Staff Writers

Drug Free Sport Staff Writers

Friday, August 26, 2011

What should I eat???

One of our primary responsibilities at the REC is to answer questions from athletes on dietary supplements. We are always warning them about the risks of supplement use and encouraging them to turn to food for their dietary needs and performance goals. In an effort to provide alternatives, we are working to increase our knowledge of sports nutrition by working with a great group of registered dietitians, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA - http://www.sportsrd.org/).  
This group of registered dietitians is founded on the fundamental “food first” principle that “whole foods are the best fuel”. With all the questions we get asked about sports nutrition and our desire to offer athletes alternatives, who better to turn to than CPSDA? Below is a collection of blogs where you can go to get relevant and reliable information from experts on sports nutrition.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC
Sports Dietitian and Clinical Professor, Quinnipiac University Nutrition Consultant Certified Athletic Trainer Nutrition Expert for FoodNetwork.com

Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS
CPSDA President
Jamie Mascari, RD, LDN
Registered Dietician
Louisiana State University Athletics


Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD
Nutrition Communications and Sports Nutrition
Leslie P. Schilling, MA, RD, CSSD, LDN
Schilling Nutrition Therapy, LLC
Nancy Clark RD CSSD
Sports nutrition counselor

Sally Berry, MA, RD, CSSD
Team Dititian, Orlando Magic
The "Diet Diva" on The Daily Buzz TV show
Nutrition Consultant, UCF Athletics

Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N
Registerd Dietician
Bodyfuel inc.

Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD,CSCS
Registerd Dietician/Sport Dietitian

***This list will grow so please continue to check back. ***
What is a Registered Dietitian?
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:
  • Earned a bachelor's degree with course work approved by ADA's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
  • Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Approximately 50 percent of RDs hold advanced degrees. Some RDs also hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition, nutrition support and diabetes education.
Registered dietitians who are members of the American Dietetic Association are not only food and nutrition experts—they are leaders in the field of dietetics. Every one of ADA's wide array of member benefits is designed to advance their knowledge and skills and enhance their networking opportunities.  (http://www.eatright.org/students/education/)

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