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Sports Nutrition: The Power to Influence Exercise Performance

Aired May 21, 2014

This webinar stated why carbohydrate rich foods are optimal for athletic performance and how they play a role in exercise recovery; stated how macronutrients are used during low, moderate, and long duration exercise and what foods to recommend based on how someone exercises; described the role protein plays in recovery from exercise and how much protein an exerciser needs; identified optimal fluids a physically active person could drink before, during and after exercise; identified strategies to share sports nutrition messages with exercisers.



Kristine Clark, PhD, RD, FACSM
Director, Sports Nutrition
Assistant Professor
Penn State University
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Kristine Clark, PhD, RD, FACSM

Dr. Kristine Clark is the Director of Sports Nutrition for Penn State University's Athletic Dept. where she counsels over 900 varsity athletes from 31 teams on issues related to eating and sports performance. In addition, she advises head coaches, team physicians, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and athletic administrators on policies regarding eating disorders, weight management, and supplement use among athletes. She also holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Nutritional Sciences. Clark, a registered dietitian, is a past chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Group in Sports Nutrition and is the in-coming Chair of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group. She is a Fellow in and past Trustee Member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a member of the U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Advisory Board. She is a contributing writer for USA TODAY High School Sports: The Life Series.











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