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Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook Print CE Course-6th Edition

Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook Print CE Course-6th Edition

$139.00 USD

Product Format

    Course components are delivered as printed products:
    • Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Sixth Edition, text
    • Study guide
    • Webinar (accessed online)
    • Continuing education exam
    Help your clients boost energy, lose fat, build muscle, and improve performance with this course developed from the best-selling nutrition guide for active people!

    In Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Sixth Edition CE Course, you’ll get real-world advice from an internationally respected and trusted sports nutritionist. You’ll find the latest research and information on what to eat before, during, and after exercise; sport drinks and energy foods; popular trends like keto and gluten-free diets; when and how much carbohydrate to eat; meal patterns that fit your training schedule; sustainability; and digestive issues. You’ll learn practical tips regarding vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, low-FODMAP, and bariatric diets. You’ll also find help for athletes with anorexia and binge-eating disorders. You'll learn how to resolve confusion about what to eat daily so you can help your clients make healthy and informed dietary decisions.

    Clark's practical suggestions for eating on the go will help you guide your clients to make good choices in any restaurant, café, drive-through, or convenience store. Learn what to eat before and during exercise and events, how to refuel for optimal recovery, and what athletes need to know about relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S). With 89 family-friendly recipes, you’ll find plenty of meals to fuel performance.

    Learning Objectives
    • Identify the five categories of foods on the U.S. government’s MyPlate nutrition guide (, and describe a balanced meal or snack based on this guide.
    • List at least four disease states that are less likely to develop when following a balanced sports nutrition plan.
    • Name three examples of breakfasts that could be included in a balanced sports nutrition plan.
    • Describe an appropriate eating schedule to allow an athlete to consume calories and nutrients at an even rate throughout the day.
    • List high-energy, nutrient-dense foods that are easily included in the eating plan of a busy athlete or other active person.
    • Identify the carbohydrate needs of an active person based on weight and describe a meal plan with sufficient carbohydrate.
    • Determine daily protein needs, including what, when, and how much to eat to best meet those needs.
    • Detail the negative effects of dehydration on performance and choose what quantity and types of beverages and foods to consume to promote adequate hydration before, during, and after exercise.
    • Plan when and what to eat before exercise to prevent hypoglycemia, settle a nervous stomach, and fuel muscles for the most effective workouts, events, or competitions.
    • Create a scientific fueling plan for both during and after exercise that will increase stamina, prevent cramping, and promote a quick and complete recovery.
    • Decipher confusing nutrition information and make appropriate decisions about what kinds of supplements, performance enhancers, and engineered foods may be safe and effective.
    • Identify and appropriately address nutrition-related issues affecting female athletes and active women throughout their life cycle.
    • Plan athlete-specific nutrition guidance for athletes who are on teams, in power sports, in weight-class sports, or in ultraendurance or extreme sports; who compete in winter sports; or who are injured, older, or returning to exercise after gastric bypass surgery.
    • Discuss methods for measuring body fat and address body weight, body fat, and body image issues for athletes.
    • Identify the best nutrition guidelines for gaining weight as muscle mass, including protein requirements, boosting calories, and timing of meals and snacks.
    • Explain the steps for losing body fat and maintaining weight loss in order to have energy to enjoy exercise and not feel deprived.
    • Define, identify, and learn techniques to address eating disorders, food obsessions, and exercise addictions.
    • List the benefits of beverage options for postworkout recovery.


    A continuing education course for fitness instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and athletic trainers.
    Chapter 1. Building a High-Energy Eating Plan
    Chapter 2. Eating to Stay Healthy for the Long Run
    Chapter 3. Breakfast: The Key to a Successful Sports Diet
    Chapter 4. Lunch and Dinner: At Home, on the Run, and on the Road
    Chapter 5. Between Meals: Snacking for Health and Sustained Energy
    Chapter 6. Carbohydrate: Simplifying a Complex Topic
    Chapter 7. Protein: Building and Repairing Muscles
    Chapter 8. Fluids: Replacing Sweat Losses to Maintain Performance
    Chapter 9. Fueling Before Exercise
    Chapter 10. Fueling During and After Exercise
    Chapter 11. Supplements, Performance Enhancers, and Engineered Sports Foods
    Chapter 12. Nutrition and Active Women
    Chapter 13. Athlete-Specific Nutrition Advice
    Chapter 14. Assessing Your Body: Fat, Fit, or Fine?
    Chapter 15. Gaining Weight the Healthy Way
    Chapter 16. Losing Weight Without Starving
    Chapter 17. Dieting Gone Awry: Eating Disorders and Food Obsessions

    Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, is an internationally respected and trusted sports nutritionist specializing in nutrition for performance, wellness, and weight management, including helping athletes with eating disorders. At her private practice in the Boston area (Newton, Massachusetts), she counsels active people of all ages and athletic abilities—from high school athletes to Olympians—by giving one-on-one, personalized advice.

    In the 40 years in which she has specialized in sports dietetics, Clark has helped thousands of casual and competitive athletes. Her more renowned clients have included members of the Boston Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics, as well as athletes from many colleges in the area, including Boston College, Tufts University, and Brandeis University.

    Clark enjoys speaking to teams, clubs, and health professionals, as well as writing as a way to teach people how to eat to win. Her best-selling book, Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook, has sold over 650,000 copies and is now in its sixth edition. Her other books include food guides for soccer players, new runners, marathoners, and cyclists. She also writes a monthly nutrition column called “The Athlete's Kitchen,” which appears regularly in over 100 sports publications and websites. Her nutrition advice and photo have even graced the back of the Wheaties box!

    Clark received her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons University in Boston and was honored with the Simmons Distinguished Alumna Award in 2007. Her dietetic internship was at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her graduate degree in nutrition, with a focus on exercise physiology, from Boston University. She is a fellow of both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and she has been a member of ACSM’s board of trustees. In 2015, she received the Nutrition Science Media Award from the American Society for Nutrition.

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