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Hydration and Fueling Checklist for Athlete Safety and Performance
by Leslie J. Bonci
Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN is the director of sport nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is a certified specialist of sport dietetics, and she has been working in the areas of sport nutrition and general nutrition for over 20 years. Bonci works with sport teams and athletes at all levels. Her work at the professional level includes consulting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Milwaukee Brewers as well as the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She also works with the University of Pittsburgh and University of Texas at Austin athletic departments and with coaches and athletes at 45 high schools. Bonci also works with Olympic athletes as a member of the USOC sport nutrition network.
In addition to working with these organizations, Bonci has been a featured speaker at several conferences, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the American Dietetic Association, and state coaches’ meetings. She is a regular contributor to the Training and Conditioning Journal and has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show.
In her spare time, Bonci enjoys running, weight training, and watching all levels of sporting events. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Frederick, and two sons, both of whom are athletes.
Dr. Leslie Bonci, sport nutritionist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, provides valuable insights and tips on keeping athletes hydrated to maximize performance and avoid heat-related illnesses.
Listen to the audio recording of the webinar. (Due to a technical difficulty, only the audio portion of the webinar was recorded. We apologize for his inconvenience.)
You can follow along with Leslie’s audio recording by viewing her Power Point presentation.
There were many additional questions that Leslie did not have time to get to during the Q&A portion of the webinar. Click here for her written responses to those questions.
The ASEP Successful Coaching webinar series is offered free of charge to coaches, athletic administrators, athletic trainers, instructors, students, professionals, and parents interested in learning about the hottest topics in the sports arena. Webinars to date have addressed concussion management, bullying and social media, sports nutrition, and college recruitment.
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