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Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs is an easy-to-use reference that 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.
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.
The following are some of the text’s useful features:
50 figures, tables, and special elements that you can photocopy and give to patients or clients to ensure they follow your suggestions—including examples of poor versus better carbohydrate choices, the Motherwell Pregnancy Food Pyramid, and the healthy effects of certain fats
12 real-life case studies from guest dietitians to illustrate how the material can be applied in a variety of settings
Sample meal plans and an appendix of alternative food choices that you can photocopy so you can design individualized plans for patients or clients and teach them how to adapt the plans to accommodate personal tastes and needs
Exercise guidelines for specific populations to assist you in prescribing appropriate exercise for each person’s condition and stage of life
In addition, the reference is valuable to coaches and sports medicine physicians in their efforts to provide sound dietary advice to both noncompetitive exercisers who want to stay fit and competitive athletes who want to achieve optimal performance. The text contains practical guidelines for addressing the needs of children who exercise and play sports as well as the needs of overweight athletes and exercisers in weight-dependent sports—an area often overlooked in sport nutrition books.
Physical therapists who work with the geriatric population will also find the resource useful because it will bring them up to date on meeting the nutrition and exercise needs of older adults as they progress through the physiological changes that come with aging. Psychiatrists will use the practical information to ensure proper counseling, healthy nutrition, and appropriate exercises for patients with eating disorders and disordered eating.
There is no better resource for anyone who needs to understand scientifically based nutrition guidelines for a wide range of physically active people. Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs explains nutrition guidelines for unique populations and also helps you prescribe a healthy diet appropriate to each client’s condition and stage of life to ensure they achieve optimal performance and stay fit.
List of Reproducible Handouts
Chapter 1. Childhood and Adolescence
Major Nutritional Issues
Unique Nutritional Issues for Young Athletes
Chapter 2. Aging
Physiological Changes in Aging
Chapter 3. Menopause
Physiological Changes in Menopause
Nutrition for Active Menopausal Women
Chapter 4. Pregnancy
Physiological Changes During Pregnancy
Nutrition-Related Issues in Pregnancy and Lactation
Chapter 5. Vegetarianism
The Basics of Vegetarianism
Chapter 6. Overweight and Obesity
Overweight, Obesity, and Health
Basics of Weight Management
Dietary Supplements and Weight Loss
Chapter 7. Diabetes Mellitus
An Overview of Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 8. Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
Types of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
Identification and Treatment
Nutrition and Physical Activity Recommendations
Chapter 9. Exercise in Extreme Environments
Physiological Changes in Extreme Environments
About the Authors
A reference for health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sport nutritionists, registered dietitians, clinical exercise physiologists, and exercise specialists. A supplemental text for courses in sport nutrition.
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.
She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the American Dietetic Association and the American Society for Nutrition. She won the University Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Volpe holds a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh as well as a master's degree in exercise physiology and a doctorate in nutrition, both from Virginia Tech.
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. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD, is president of Mohr Results, Inc. He 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. Dr. Mohr is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University, a master's degree in nutrition from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh.
“... The handouts, meal plans, charts, and case studies make it a worthwhile purchase for even the most seasoned sports nutritionist.”