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Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance

Published:February 23, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2015.12.006

      Abstract

      It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy), Dietitians of Canada (DC), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) that the performance of, and recovery from, sporting activities are enhanced by well-chosen nutrition strategies. These organizations provide guidelines for the appropriate type, amount, and timing of intake of food, fluids, and supplements to promote optimal health and performance across different scenarios of training and competitive sport. This position paper was prepared for members of the Academy, DC, and ACSM, other professional associations, government agencies, industry, and the public. It outlines the Academy’s, DC’s, and ACSM’s stance on nutrition factors that have been determined to influence athletic performance and emerging trends in the field of sports nutrition. Athletes should be referred to a registered dietitian nutritionist for a personalized nutrition plan. In the United States and in Canada, the Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics is a registered dietitian nutritionist and a credentialed sports nutrition expert.
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          Due to an undisclosed potential conflict of interest with author Louise L. Burke and the potential endorsement of Sports Oracle, the statement on pp 521 in the March 2016 article “Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance” published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that reads, “Enhancement of sports nutrition knowledge and continuing education can also be achieved by completing recognized postgraduate qualifications such as the 2-year distance learning diploma in sports nutrition offered by the International Olympic Committee.
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