Getting to the Root of a Champion: An Intro to Functional Sports Nutrition by Kylene Bogden, RD, IFNCP
Monday, March 13, 2023, 01:00 PM Eastern Time
Functional Sports Nutrition is an advanced level of sports nutrition practice that guides the athlete beyond conventional sports nutrition recommendations. It is an innovative approach that teaches the concept of addressing the whole athlete, not just an isolated set of symptoms or complaints. Functional Sports Nutrition combines a comprehensive nutrition assessment with a thorough Functional Medicine based on creating personalized therapeutic interventions for the athlete. This webinar will teach the framework needed for RDs looking to enhance their knowledge of gut health, nutrient deficiencies, and food sensitivities as it relates to the lifestyle and environment of an athlete. If you want to take your sports nutrition practice to the next level, this webinar is for you!
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successfully completing this webinar, the participant should be able to:
1. Explain the difference between a functional and conventional sports nutrition approach.
2. Identify when it would be appropriate to use a functional nutrition approach when working with an athlete.
3. Recognize how to incorporate a functional nutrition approach without the use of additional testing to start.
4. Understand the difference in supplementation choices for the athlete being drug tested and ideal food and protein powder choices.