With the growing interest in the health benefits of plant-based or vegan diets, it is relevant to consider whether plant-based dietary practices could also influence athletic performance. Research shows that a well-planned, appropriately supplemented plant-based diet can effectively support athletic performance, but there is some confusion as to what special foods or supplements may be necessary and to whom. The primary goal of this webinar will be to help the audience understand how plant-based diets can adequately support both endurance, and power/strength sports in addition to optimizing body composition goals. The current science surrounding the need for specific supplements beyond the well-known micronutrients (i.e. iron, vitamin B12), such as creatine, carnitine and choline will also be reviewed. The speaker will also briefly highlight some of the other motivations behind the desire to "go vegan" such as environmental and ethical concerns, and will also share her experiences working with high performance plant-based vegan athletes.