Athletes are more interested in nutrition to fuel peak performance than ever before. Unfortunately, too often, they get the wrong message about what to eat and when to eat and seek information from unqualified practitioners. Sports nutrition research has elucidated the need for macronutrients during various phases of training and competition, but there is still a long way to go in understanding the nuances of fueling athletes. This article reviews the most current guidelines for carbohydrate, protein, and fat needs for athletes-from the elite to the recreational
Introducing our new columnist who gives the low-down about eating to achieve peak athletic performance
Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, is an associate dean at the College of Health and Human Sciences and is a professor at the Division of Nutrition at Georgia State University. She conducts research on sports nutrition and on nutrition and aging. She served as a chair of the dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association, Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN). She edited the third edition of SCAN’s Sports Nutrition Manual and recently edited a CD-ROM for the American Dietetic Association, entitled “Sports Nutrition: Client Education Handouts.” We welcome her as our newest columnist.
Correspondence: Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, College of Health and Human Sciences, Georgia State University, PO Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302-3995 (e-mail: email@example.com).