Pre-game Meal and Half-time Recovery Nutrition for Athletes

Learn how to eat the right foods at the right time to improve your athletic performance!
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

Gain an advantage and learn how to eat the right foods at the right time to improve your athletic performance. Coaches, athletes, parents will learn how food impacts athletic performance. A lot of practical tips and guidelines that can be easily applied.  

What are the requirements?

  • No requirements

What am I going to get from this course?

  • What are my challenges of eating a quality pre-game meal?
  • Does timing of when I eat affect my performance?
  • What is the pre-game meal pyramid and how do I apply it?
  • What foods/meals should I avoid on gameday?
  • How do I eat a quality pre-game meal when I am on a budget?
  • How can what I consume during half-time affect my performance?

Who is the target audience?

  • Athletes, Coaches, Parents, Athletic Trainers, Strength Coaches, Sports Dietitians

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Section 1: Course Introduction
The body is constantly under stress to decide where to put its resources when the body is trying to digest food and exercise at the same time.
Section 2: Challenges of the Pre-Game Meal
Why is this important? Eating the right foods at the right time?
In order to accomplish this goal, athletes need to learn how to overcome their challenges of eating a pre-event meal to fuel their body for optimal performance.
The school or facility often attempts to provide the meal for the athletes and when doing so has its own challenges.
Section 3: Timing of the Pre-Game Meal
A quick list to remind you of how to effectively implement an effective plan.
It is very important to learn the role of timing when it comes to eating before an physical exercise.
Provided are some great examples of an eating pattern for day or night games.
Some great examples of winning pre-game meals for the athlete, coach and parent.
Section 4: Pre-Game Meal Pyramid
A great overview of the pre-game meal pyramid.
Section 5: What Foods/Meals to Avoid
It is very important for the athlete to know what type of food NOT to eat as well as what to eat.
A list of pre-game meals no nos are listed...these are the ones you do not want to do at all cost.
Section 6: Eating on a Budget
Don't have a lot of money to are not alone. Learn some quick and cost effective pre-game meal options.
How often do we hear coaches or parents talk about $$ or lack of. We provide some great examples of winning pre-game meal options for a tight budget.
Section 7: Half-Time Nutrition
The overall goals of eating the right foods at the right time are reinforced to give athletes the right mentality to be successful.
Not only is learning to eat before an event important but also how to fuel your body during halftime.
A great overview of a revolutionary new product to help sustain energy during exercise.
Section 8: In Review
A great resource to show your team, download and use it as you see fit. Let us know how it goes.
Section 9: Course Exam
10 questions

Challenge your knowledge about pre-game meal and halftime recovery nutrition. 

Section 10: Course Video
Some people have requested that we give them the option to watch all of these lectures from beginning to end. You can show it to a class or team and review the information with them.

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Instructor Biography

Ronnie Harper, Co-owner of My Sports Dietitian

Ronnie Harper, Ed.D., ATC is a certified athletic trainer working at DutchtownHigh School. His passion is to help high school athletes, parents and coaches understand the role of nutrition in sport performance.

He obtained a Bachelors and Masters degree in Health and Physical Education from MississippiStateUniversity and his Educational Doctorate in Health and Human Performances Studies from the University of Alabama. He taught for 15 years at the collegiate level at MississippiStateUniversity, University of Alabama and SoutheasternLouisianaUniversity. He is finishing his 12th year as an educator and athletic trainer in the high school setting.As a parent, he has three active teenagers who provide him with the challenge of implementing positive eating habits and patterns on a daily basis.


Instructor Biography

Tavis Piattoly MS, LDN, RD, Food First to Improve Athletic Performance!

Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets, where he coordinates nutritional assessments, provides nutrition education, and develops individual meal plans. Co-owner of My Sports Dietitian.

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