Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition - BOOK ALONE

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Jul 26, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 592 pages
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.

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Some of the information about pernicious anemia is flat out wrong.
"Adequate intakes of vitamin B12 prevent the onset of pernicious anemia." This is not correct. In pernicious anemia, the digestive
tract lacks the intrinsic factor necessary for absorption of vitamin B12. Intake of the vitamin is not preventive in any way. Intake of B12 (via injection since it cannot be absorbed from food) is the TREATMENT for pernicious anemia, not the cause.
"Vitamin B12 deficiency can result in neurological problems and pernicious anemia."
This is also backwards. Pernicious anemia is a cause of B12 deficiency, not the other way around.
I am skeptical of anything else in this book since this basic information is incorrect.


Introduction to Sports Nutrition
Nutrients Ingestion to Energy Metabolism
Nutritional Ergogenics
Team Sport Athletes
Special Populations
Jobs in Sports Nutrition
You Are the Nutrition CoachAnswers
The Gastrointestinal Tract
Major Metabolic Pathways
Calculations and Conversions
Growth and Body Mass Index Charts

Nutrition Consultation with Athletes
Weight Management
Endurance and UltraEndurance Athletes
StrengthPower Athletes
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Heather Hedrick Fink, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Heather Hedrick Fink, owner of Nutrition and Wellness Solutions, LLC, is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified as a Specialist in Sport Dietetics. She completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics as well as her master of science degree in kinesiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Heather is also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. Heather has been providing nutrition, fitness, and wellness programming to individuals, corporations, and athletic teams for more than 20 years. Heather's interests and extensive experience are in the areas of wellness, disease prevention, weight management, exercise programming, vegetarian nutrition, and sports nutrition, ranging from the recreational to the ultra-endurance athlete. Her sports nutrition practice includes acting as the sports dietitian for the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis athletic department, as well as working with club teams, individual athletes, trainers, and coaches to optimize their nutrition and hydration strategies. She has appeared on local NBC, CBS, and cable television shows and news broadcasts to educate central Indiana residents on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Heather is also the author of the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half Marathon Training. She has been interviewed and quoted in Women's Day, Ladies Home Journal, and Newsweek magazines. Heather is also an accomplished triathlete, duathlete, and marathon runner who has qualified for and competed in the Hawaii Ironman and Boston Marathon.

Professor Emeritus, School of Health and Human Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

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