Brown Bag Series in Science: Navigating Performance Nutrition in Elite Collegiate Athletics during the Postseason

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Brown Bag Series in Science: Navigating Performance Nutrition in Elite Collegiate Athletics during the Postseason

March 27, 2020

Thursday, March 19 | 12:00 p.m. EST

smb_brownbag_march madnessJoin ACSM and ACSM Fellow Nancy Rodriguez, Ph.D., R.D., to learn about fueling for collegiate competition during the post season. What does the science tell us about preparing for competition and recovery within the context of tournament play? How well does this correspond with practical considerations such as playing several intense games over multiple days, many of which require travel and effort to access usual or preferred foods? Dr. Rodriguez will provide interesting examples and insights from her work with the UCONN men’s and women’s basketball teams regarding how a sport nutritionist balances science and application.

Dr. Rodriguez is a professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut with joint appointments in the Departments of Kinesiology and Allied Health Sciences. She served as director of sports nutrition in the Department of Sports Medicine for 17 years. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (DPGs, SCAN and Medical Nutrition Practice), ACSM and the American Society of Nutrition (ASN). Dr. Rodriguez completed a three-year appointment (2014-2016) to the Science Board for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition, serving as Chair in 2015. She has sustained a funded research program in the area of protein intake, protein utilization, energy balance and exercise in populations across the lifespan and has received national, regional and university teaching awards. Dr. Rodriguez serves on several editorial boards and is a member of ACSM's Board of Trustees. Her current scholarship efforts focus on whole foods as as a source of essential amino acids (EAA) and the concept of EAA density in diet design for rehabilitative nutrition and healthy aging. This work has translated into considerations specific to plant- versus animal-based eating patterns and skeletal muscle health. She has been a practicing dietitian for more than 35 years.

ACSM’s monthly Brown Bag Series gives students and professionals a chance to learn more about the diverse science ACSM members conduct. Join us for these informal discussions and hear more about what members study, the research methodology they use and some of the interesting results their research generates. View previous webinars.

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