Sports Nutrition Fact Sheets

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition, and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association are working together to provide nutrition information on the topic of health and safety for collegiate athletes, coaches, administrators and others through the development of Fact Sheets, Articles and Webinars. Check back for new resources on a continual basis.



Sports Nutrition: Eat like a Professional Athlete


Nutrition for Tennis Student Athletes

An elite tennis athlete needs power, agility and on-court endurance. This requires a nutrition strategy that meets the fuel needs for both endurance and repeated energy bursts. Tennis student-athletes need to focus on daily nutrition habits to ensure adequate recovery and necessary training adaptations…



Healthy Snacking Sheet

Healthy snacking is an important part of an athlete’s diet. Snacking ensures adequate fuel for sport, improves muscle recovery, helps manage weight and boosts mental performance. Athletes should consume three meals and two to four snacks per day. The number and type of snacks are dictated by hunger in addition to academic, athletic and sleep schedules…


Partnering for Health

In order to ward off illness and maximize our health, we need to get enough physical activity, rest, and proper nutrition. As a physician, I aim to empower my patients to make wise decisions regarding ways they can improve their health. I teach my patients what they can do to decrease their chances of developing obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, cancer, arthritis, and on and on…



Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

We should all aim to eat a healthy, varied diet based on the principles of the Eatwell Guide, which matches our energy needs. This advice still applies when taking part in regular physical activity, such as going to the gym, swimming, running, cycling or team sports.

Following healthy eating guidelines alone can support an active lifestyle. However when exercising, your body will use up more energy. Unless you are trying to lose weight you may find that you need to eat more food to give your body the extra energy it needs…



35 Snack Solutions for Athletes

We often hear athletes declare that they’re hungry. For some it could be hourly, while for others it’s only close to meal times. Because athletes typically have more muscle mass than inactive individuals, they tend to have a high metabolism, which causes them to need more calories and to be hungry often. This is where snacks come in…



Olive Leaf Benefits for Atheltes

The consumption of olive leaves has been reported many times by patients but also by healthy individuals to impart greater vigor. This higher vigor can potentially increase performance in work or sports.

Hydroxytyrosol Benefits Muscle Differentiation and Muscle Contraction and Relaxation

This invention is related to the use of hydroxytyrosol (“HT”), or an olive juice extract containing hydroxytyrosol as an agent to improve muscle differentiation and thus improve or maintain the body’s adaptation to exercise.

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