Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

, 3rd Edition

  • Heather Hedrick Fink
  • Alan E. Mikesky
  • Lisa A. Burgoon
  • ISBN-10: 1449646433
  • ISBN-13: 9781449646431
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition, Third Edition provides students and practitioners with the latest sports nutrition information and dietary practices so they can assist athletes and fitness enthusiasts in achieving their personal performance goals. This text not only provides the most current sports nutrition guidelines and research but also includes the tools and guidance necessary to most appropriately apply the information in the real world. It demonstrates effective ways to communicate sports nutrition messages to athletes and how to motivate individuals to make permanent behavior change. Early chapters provide an introduction to sports nutrition and give a thorough explanation of macronutrients, micronutrients, and water and their relation to athletic performance. Later chapters focus on the practical and applied aspects of sports nutrition including behavior change through consultations and weight management. Chapter 15 targets the unique nutrition requirements of special populations such as athletes who are pregnant, vegetarian, or have chronic diseases. The text concludes with a chapter dedicated to helping readers discover the pathway to becoming a sports dietitian through education and experience.


  • Updated to include the new 2010 dietary guidelines

  • More meal planning and snack ideas throughout the book

  • Nutritional analyses for all recipes in the book

  • Updated research covering carbohydrate intake and performance

  • Updated sport beverage comparison chart with new products

  • Expanded section on weight gain including meal plans

  • Updated information on the Health Claims and Nutrient Content Claims

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Sports Nutrition
Chapter 2: Nutrients: Ingestion to Energy Metabolism
Chapter 3: Carbohydrates
Chapter 4: Fats
Chapter 5: Proteins
Chapter 6: Vitamins
Chapter 7: Minerals
Chapter 8: Water
Chapter 9: Nutritional Ergogenics
Chapter 10: Nutrition Consultation with Athletes
Chapter 11: Weight Management
Chapter 12: Endurance and Ultra-endurance Athletes
Chapter 13: Strength/Power Athletes
Chapter 14: Team Sport Athletes
Chapter 15: Special Populations
Chapter 16: Jobs in Sports Nutrition

Appendix A: You Are the Nutrition Coach – Answers
Appendix B: The Gastrointestinal Tract
Appendix C: Major Metabolic Pathways
Appendix D: Calculations and Conversions
Appendix E: Growth and Body Mass Index Charts

New to this edition

  • New calcium and Vitamin D recommendations
  • New World Anti-Doping Code- 2010 Prohibited Substances List