Trends and Updates in Nutrition

Health fitness professionals need help differentiating between nutrition myths and scientifically sound principles. Proposals should provide research-based nutrition information and answer questions regarding evidence-based guidelines, dietary supplements, fads and trends, fueling for athletic performance and overall healthy eating principles.

Why Do We Seem So Confused about Exercise and Appetite?

Live Q&A:
April 8
10:30-11:00 AM EDT

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Barry Braun

Join Barry Braun from the Human Performance Clinical Research Lab from Colorado State University as he addresses several long-standing questions related to how exercise influences appetite and satiety. Given the confusion in both the lay and scientific communities around this topic, this is a timely discussion that has important implications for the role for exercise in weight loss and maintenance.



The Past, Present and Future of Dietary Nitrate: Who Really Benefits from Beetroot Juice?

Live Q&A:
April 8
2:45-3:15 PM EDT

Colin-Carriker

Colin Carriker

Dietary nitrate (e.g., beetroot juice) has been commercially marketed for its profound health and performance benefits. Hear a comprehensive timeline of the literature addressing the initial proposed benefits, the current prospective and the future directions for research in this area. No stone will be left unturned in this intriguing discussion. Attendees will be able to answer the question “is dietary nitrate right for me or my athlete” while better understanding the evidence supporting a proper dose/loading protocol and nutrient timing.

Tailoring Protein Recommendations for Athletes with Unique Dietary Needs

Live Q&A:
April 8
4:45-5:15 PM EDT

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Dana-White

Dana White

Clients getting enough protein in their diet is key to building lean muscle and staying healthy; however, knowing exactly how much to get and when to eat it can cause confusion. On top of that, many clients follow gluten-free, dairy-free or other diets, adding an additional layer of complexity. This session will feature a prominent sports dietician who will discuss how to work with your clients to maximize their protein intake – especially for those on restricted diets.

Clean Eating: Unintended Consequences for Active People

Live Q&A:
April 9
9:45-10:15 AM EDT

Nancy-Clark

 Nancy Clark

The same personality traits that contribute to fitness success like dedication and discipline can easily create nutritional problems. Fitness exercisers and athletes who choose to eat clean can suffer from not only the food jail of orthorexia, but also deficiency of several nutrients. This session will include case studies that expose the unintended health consequences seen among clean eating fitness exercisers and athletes.



Maximizing Performance with a Plant-Based Dairy Enhanced Approach

Live Q&A:
April 9
11:30 AM-12:00 PM EDT

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Hot Topic Panel: Nutrition in the News: The Good, the Bad and the Biased

Live Q&A:
April 9
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Trisha-VanDusseldorp

Trisha VanDusseldorp

Barry-Braun

Barry Braun

Nancy-Clark

Nancy Clark

Lynn-Cialdella-Kam

Lynn Cialdella-Kam

In today's social media world, it's easier than ever to find nutrition "facts" and increasingly difficult to figure out which of them are true. This session will review how you sort through all the social media noise, separate good information from bad, and find sources that you can trust.

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