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Nutrition Specialist

Special Needs Assignment

No two athletes are exactly the same.  Some may be overweight, underweight, 
diabetic, are vegetarians, have food allergies like celiac disease or 
lactose intolerance and/or other conditions.  
Some athletes deal with a condition called "muscle dysmorphia".  
Pick a few special situations and research them.  
Ideas include: 
Diabetic athletes, Vegetarians, Lactose Intolerance, Celiac Disease/Gluten 
Allergy, Peanut Allergies, Anorexia/Bulemia (only if that applies to your 
chosen sport)etc. 
Your job is to understand how you can alter their meal plan and still give 
your athletes the proper nutrition that they need.  Learn about these 
conditions and how to feed these ahtletes with special needs.  Describe how 
you would alter the diets of these special populations and adjust their meal 
plans.  After your team has made menus for the athletes, show how you would 
change the menu and give alternatives for those athletes with these food 
allergies/special needs.

Internet Links


Nancy Clark is a registered dietician who specializes in feeding athletes.  
She has worked with many professional sports teams and athletes
http://www.nancyclarkrd.com/

This is Nancy Clark's web page that takes you to many useful links.
http://www.nancyclarkrd.com/links/index.html#1

University of Illinois Sports and Nutrition.
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hsnut/

Sports nutrition from Australia
http://www.ais.org.au/nutrition/

Ask the dietitian
http://www.dietitian.com/sportnut.html

Food and nutrition information center.  US gov't.
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/000054.html

International Society of Sports Nutrition
http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/site/index.php

Sports Nutrition for Vegetarian Athletes
http://www.adksportsfitness.com/august2003/columns/nutrition.html

Sports Nutrition for Diabetic Athletes
http://www.adksportsfitness.com/september2002/columns/nutrition.html

Sports Nutrition for Special Populations
http://www.healthcrazed.com/uses.htm

Brown University - Female Athlete Triad
http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/nutrition/ec_fatriad.htm

Childrens Hospital in Boston - health and nutrition for teens
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/triad.html

NISMAT Sports Nutrition Corner
http://www.nismat.org/nutricor/zone.html

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
http://www.healthinschools.org/sh/obesity.asp

Teen Health info on food allergies
http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/

U Mass - Center for Nutrition in Sport and Human Performance
http://www.umass.edu/cnshp/

Northwestern University - Nutrition.  Good site.
http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nutrition/tools-resources/links.html

Sodexho - Balance Mind, Body and Soul
http://www.balancemindbodysoul.com/

The "New" Food Pyramid
http://www.mypyramid.gov

Harvard University Health & Nutrition Information
http://www.health.harvard.edu/

Harvard University Health Newsletter Publication
http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Health_Letter.htm

Athletes & Protein
http://www.exrx.net/Nutrition/Protein.html

University of Montana - sports nutrition
http://btc.montana.edu/olympics/nutrition/eat11.html

Worlds Healthiest Foods
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=specialneed&dbid=10

Mayo Clinic - Good Site
http://www.mayoclinic.com

Human Kinetics - Protein Requirements
http://www.humankinetics.com/products/showexcerpt.cfm?excerpt_id=3470

University of Wisconsin - Stout (nutrition)
http://www.uwstout.edu/faculty/naatzd/WeightTraining/index.html

University of Wisconsin - Stout (nutrition)
http://www.uwstout.edu/faculty/naatzd/WeightTraining/nutrition.htm

Sports Nutrition - Carbohydrates
http://www.drugfreesport.com/choices/nutrition/carbohydrate.html

Sports Nutrition for Winter Athletes
http://www.disen.org/hottopics/previous_topics/WinterSports.html

Dr.Weil, MD - Good Site
http://www.drweil.com/u/Home/index.html

University of Arizona - Sports Nutrition
http://cals.arizona.edu/NSC/new/sn/index

William & Mary College - Sports Nutrition
http://www.wm.edu/sportsmedicine/education.html

Good Site for project
http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/sportsnutrition/

Gluten Free Foods Website
http://www.glutenfreedom.net/

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