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Development of a Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol for Female Collegiate Athletes

  • PAUL SKINNER
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to Nancy M. Lewis, PhD, RD, FADA, 316 RLH, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0806.
    Affiliations
    P.Skinner, S.Seburg, T.Roth, and J.Eich are graduate assistants and is an associate professor with the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, and assistant coordinator, performance nutrition, Athletic Department, all at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. USA
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  • LISA KOPECKY
    Affiliations
    P.Skinner, S.Seburg, T.Roth, and J.Eich are graduate assistants and is an associate professor with the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, and assistant coordinator, performance nutrition, Athletic Department, all at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. USA
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  • SHERI SEBURG
    Affiliations
    P.Skinner, S.Seburg, T.Roth, and J.Eich are graduate assistants and is an associate professor with the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, and assistant coordinator, performance nutrition, Athletic Department, all at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. USA
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  • TRACY ROTH
    Affiliations
    P.Skinner, S.Seburg, T.Roth, and J.Eich are graduate assistants and is an associate professor with the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, and assistant coordinator, performance nutrition, Athletic Department, all at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. USA
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  • JENNI EICH
    Affiliations
    P.Skinner, S.Seburg, T.Roth, and J.Eich are graduate assistants and is an associate professor with the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, and assistant coordinator, performance nutrition, Athletic Department, all at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. USA
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  • NANCY M LEWIS
    Affiliations
    P.Skinner, S.Seburg, T.Roth, and J.Eich are graduate assistants and is an associate professor with the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, and assistant coordinator, performance nutrition, Athletic Department, all at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. USA
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      Abstract

      Nutrition intervention can improve athletic performance and reduce the risk of nutrition related problems in women athletes. The current healthcare environment demands that dietitians document the outcomes of the medical nutrition therapy (MNT) they provide. This requires the development and validation of MNT protocols so that outcomes can be documented and compared in similar populations across multiple settings. The purpose of this project was to develop a sports nutrition management MNT protocol for collegiate women athletes. A registered dietitian currently working with collegiate women athletes collaborated with four dietitians from the community to develop an MNT protocol. Further testing and validation using this MNT protocol will help dietitians document the outcomes of their interventions in this population. J Am Diet Assoc. 2001; 101:914-917.
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