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Nutrition and Athletics

With the Olympic Games in full force, much of the world's attention is centered on the feats of athleticism occurring in Greece. This Report's Topic in Depth takes a closer look at the link between nutrition and athletics. The first site (1), from University of Illinois Extension, presents a multi-chapter piece on sports and nutrition by Professors Robert J. Reber and Donald K. Layman. The site features four main sections dealing with a healthy diet, good pre-game meal choices, maintaining high energy levels, and staying hydrated. From the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma, the second site (2) discusses carbohydrates, fluids, and general guidelines for a healthy diet. The third (3) site -- developed at Montana State University --presents a brief online course exploring the science of sports nutrition. The course draws inspiration from the 1998 Winter Olympics and contains sections on Muscle Contraction, Duration, Nutrition, Training, and more. The fourth site (4), from the Food and Nutrition Information Center, contains a collection of sports nutrition-related website links. From the Vegetarian Resource Group, the fifth site (5) contains an article on sports nutrition guidelines for vegetarians by Enette Larson, M.S., R.D.. The final (6) site -- hosted by the Federal Citizen Information Center -- presents a collection frequently asked questions (with answers) about sports nutrition from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
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University of Illinois Extension: Sports and Nutrition-The Winning ConnectionNicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma: Sports Nutrition CornerMontana State University-Bozeman: Nutrition Science & the Winter OlympicsFood and Nutrition Information Center: Fitness, Sports, and Sports NutritionThe Vegetarian Resource Group: Sports Nutrition Guidelines for the VegetarianFederal Citizen Information Center: Question Most Frequently Asked About Sports Nutrition
Date of Scout Publication
August 20th, 2004
Date Of Record Creation
August 19th, 2004 at 12:30pm
Date Of Record Release
September 3rd, 2004 at 10:15pm
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