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Nutrition Considerations for the Youth Athlete
This presentation will outline nutrition considerations for youth and adolescent athletes. Some of the topics to be covered include overall energy needs, vitamin mineral recommendations, and hydration strategies. It will also address common nutrition issues that often arise in this population, and evidence-based strategies to navigate them. Case studies will be used to further expand upon the topics.

Performance Indicators*:
8.3.4 Assesses clients' emotions toward nutrition­related statements or phenomenon, body
image/preoccupation with food and weight, and readiness to change nutrition-related behaviors.
8.3.7 Demonstrates an understanding of the ways in which progressive exercise training influences nutrition needs to support positive metabolic, structural, and immunological adaptations.
8.3.8 Creates a nutrition care plan to match energy and other nutrient and fluid needs to maintain health, optimize performance and reduce the likelihood of negative exercise outcomes (e.g., overtraining, injury).

*This course has been approved for continuing education for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Aug 24, 2023 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Laura M. Reece, MS,RD, CSSD, LDN
Laura completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Didactic Program in Clinical Dietetics at New York University’s Steinhardt School. She completed her dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian including intensive training at the Weill Cornell Medical Center inpatient eating disorder treatment program. Laura is a Board Certified Sports Dietitian (CSSD) specializing in sports performance based nutrition as well as treating low energy availability, disordered eating, and eating disorders in athletes. After spending six years as the Primary Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist at Appleman Nutrition and Columbus Park Collaborative in New York City, Laura moved to Boston to take on her current role as Dietitian in the Division of Sports Medicine and the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.