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Fiona Pelly, Helen O’Connor, Gareth Denyer and Ian Caterson

This article describes the development, analysis, and implementation of the menu available to athletes and patrons in the main dining hall of the Athletes Village at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the significant role of sports dietitians in this process. Menu design and development was informed by focus groups, literature reviews, and food-preference surveys of athletes. The final menu was also assessed by an expert panel of Australian sports dietitians. A custom-designed database (Foodweb) was developed to enable dietary analysis of food-production data and creation of point-of-choice nutrition labels. Dietitians assisted with quality assurance testing and training of catering staff. Athletes surveyed in the main dining hall (N = 414) agreed that the menu contained sufficient variety and adequate meat, pasta/rice, vegetable/salad, fruit, and snack items. Sports dietitians played a significant role in ensuring that the menu met the needs of athletes from a range of differing cultural and sporting backgrounds. Dining-hall patrons provided positive feedback and few complaints about the overall dining experience. The information presented in this report can help future caterers and dietitians with the planning and provision of suitable food for athletic performance at an Olympic Games.

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João C. Dias, Melissa W. Roti, Amy C. Pumerantz, Greig Watson, Daniel A. Judelson, Douglas J. Casa and Lawrence E. Armstrong


Dieticians, physiologists, athletic trainers, and physicians have recommended refraining from caffeine intake when exercising because of possible fluid-electrolyte imbalances and dehydration.


To assess how 16-hour rehydration is affected by caffeine ingestion.




Environmental chamber.


59 college-age men.


Subjects consumed a chronic caffeine dose of 0 (placebo), 3, or 6 mg · kg−1 · day−1 and performed an exercise heat-tolerance test (EHT) consisting of 90 minutes of walking on a treadmill (5.6 km/h) in the heat (37.7 °C).

Outcome Measures:

Fluid-electrolyte measures.


There were no between-group differences immediately after and 16 hours after EHT in total plasma protein, hematocrit, urine osmolality, specific gravity, color, and volume. Body weights after EHT and the following day (16 hours) were not different between groups (P > .05).


Hydration status 16 hours after EHT did not change with chronic caffeine ingestion.

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Petter Fagerberg

specifically, the effects on natural male bodybuilders who prepare for drug-tested bodybuilding contests. Methods Inclusion criteria for this review were studies with: male participants; controlled TEI (metabolic ward with food provided by dieticians/nutritionists and self-controlled TEI); documentation about

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Annemarthe L. Herrema, Marjan J. Westerman, Ellen J.I. van Dongen, Urszula Kudla and Martijn Veltkamp

of protein-rich dairy products at breakfast and lunch, combined with resistance exercise training twice a week. After intake questions (including impact measures and sociodemographics) and a meeting with a dietician (providing recommendations on how to consume sufficient proteins), participants

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Claire E. Badenhorst, Katherine E. Black and Wendy J. O’Brien

-CHO diet (78% CHO; 8.5 g/kg males and 8.0 g/kg females) or a low-CHO (80% fat and <50 g/day CHO) diet to emulate a ketogenic diet ( Volek, Noakes, & Phinney, 2015 ), while undergoing periodized training according to each individual’s training load. An accredited sport dietician designed individuals’ diets

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Mathew Hillier, Louise Sutton, Lewis James, Dara Mojtahedi, Nicola Keay and Karen Hind

3.1 7.4 3.4 3.6 MMA coach 29.3 48.1 22.3 38.6 Parents 0.3 3.7 0.7 0.6 Dietician 10.1 29.6 14.2 9.6 Internet 15.0 3.7 12.2 15.7 Note . MMA = mixed martial arts. Discussion The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence, magnitude, and influencers of weight loss prior to competition in

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Ina Garthe and Ronald J. Maughan

congenial. Nieper ( 2005 ) showed similar results in the 32 national track and field athletes, where 72% of the athletes had access to a sports dietician but chose not to use that resource. Coaches (65%) had the greatest influence on supplementation practices, with doctors (25%) and sports dieticians (30

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Hanan A. Alfawaz, Soundararajan Krishnaswamy, Latifah Al-Faifi, Halima Ali Bin Atta, Mohammad Al-Shayaa, Saad A. Alghanim and Nasser M. Al-Daghri

)  regular 119 (34) Sources of information to use vitamins and supplement?  physician 61 (18)  gym instructor 80 (23)  dietician 57 (17)  social media 11 (3)  internet 76 (22)  friends 40 (12)  books 14 (4)  others (pharmacy, television, and others) 5 (1) Source for buying supplements  self 332 (92)  free 19

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Boris Dugonjić, Saša Krstulović and Goran Kuvačić

content validity (validated by a group of experts consisting of a dietician, sports physician, kickboxing coach, and an elite kickboxing athlete) was checked. In addition to the validated English and Portuguese versions, the questionnaire was then translated into Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Italian, and

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Jenny H. Conviser, Amanda Schlitzer Tierney and Riley Nickols

director, etc.), physician, psychotherapist, registered dietician, psychiatrist, and professionals with other specialties. MDTT members must have experience in working with athletes and hold certification in sport and EDs in their respective field as available (e.g., Certified Mental Performance Consultant