Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs

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As physical activity becomes increasingly popular, the diversity of active participants is greater than ever. Professionals working with active clients have an appreciation for the fact that many of their clients face unique dietary challenges. Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs is the first book to deliver state-of-the-art nutrition information pertaining to a variety of these special populations with distinctive dietary needs. This easy-to-use reference provides scientifically based nutrition guidelines for a wide range of physically active clients including vegetarians, pregnant and menopausal women, children and adolescents, older adults, people with diabetes, and participants in weight-restricted sports. Written in a straightforward manner, Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs is ideal for athletic trainers and personal trainers. It allows them to guide clients in proper eating for optimal exercise performance, and it recognizes when a client needs to be referred to a registered dietitian. The text may also be used as a quick reference for nutritionists and dietitians and as a valuable resource for those who exercise competitively, for health and fitness, or just for fun.

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"Fitness Nutrition for Unique Dietary Needs" provides nutrition information to health/fitness specialists, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sport nutritionists, general nutritionists and clinical exercise physiologists, as well as physically active individuals with special dietary needs. This is the only book to focus on special dietary needs. Case studies and sample diets are included making it easier to follow proper fitness nutrition. Clients/patients can print material that will help them increase their adherence to instructions. The case studies show how to apply the material in a variety of settings and situations. The sample meal plans will make it easy to come up with individualised plans for unique clients. Being reproducible, they also facilitate teaching clients how to vary their own plans according to their own unique tastes and situations. This exciting new book includes 50 figures, tables and special elements that can be photocopied and given to clients or patients, 12 case studies from a variety of guest dieticians, sample meal plans and an appendix of alternate food choices, as well as exercise guidelines for each population treated.

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Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM, is associate professor and the Miriam Stirl Term endowed chair of nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Division of Biobehavioral and Health Sciences. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an exercise specialist and is a registered dietitian. Her research in sport nutrition and obesity prevention spans more than 15 years. Sara Bernier Sabelawski, MEd, RD, LDN, is a lecturer, undergraduate program director, and director of the didactic program in dietetics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a registered and licensed dietitian and has worked with many populations and various disease states, including pregnant women, people with diabetes, postmenopausal women, and people with eating disorders and weight management issues. Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD, has worked with competitive athletes as a sport nutritionist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is currently a nutrition consultant to the University of Louisville athletics program. He is a registered dietitian and a board-certified specialist in sport dietetics.

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