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Making Sense of the Commercial Sports Food Scene

Hosted by Nancy Clark, author of Nancy Clark's Sport Nutrition Guidebook, this webinar provides an overview of the importance of appropriate fueling before, during, and after exercise and highlights some of the commercial foods that athletes commonly consume, such as sport drinks, energy drinks, gels, energy bars, protein bars, and recovery foods. You will learn how these products affect the body and athletic performance and therefore be better able to guide athletes and clients on appropriate fueling tactics.


Webinar objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of fueling before, during, and after hard exercise.
  • Identify three commercial sports foods and three alternative options of standard foods that athletes can consume to meet their nutritional needs before, during, and after hard exercise.
  • Compare the pros and cons of natural and engineered sports foods.

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Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, renowned author and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, is known for her ability to translate the science of nutrition for exercise and health into practical tips to enhance performance, manage weight, and resolve eating disorders. She has a private practice at Healthworks Fitness Center in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where she offers nutrition consultations to both casual exercisers and competitive athletes. Her more renowned clients have included members of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, and many collegiate, elite, and Olympic athletes from a variety of sports. She is also an advisory board member of Mizuno, Medical Wellness Association, and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.


Clark is the nutrition columnist for New England Runner, Adventure Cycling, and American Fitness and is a frequent contributor to sports and fitness publications such as Shape and Runner's World. Clark also writes a monthly nutrition column called “The Athlete's Kitchen,” which appears regularly in over 100 sports publications and websites. In addition to the best-selling Nancy's Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Fifth Edition, she has authored Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions and The Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance.

The Raising the Bar webinar series provides personal trainers, group fitness instructors, strength and conditioning coaches, students, and other fitness enthusiasts with another avenue to obtain practical fitness information and education. We have covered a wide range of topics, some of which include stretching, group fitness instruction, nutrition, balance training, and aquatic exercise.

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