chapter  1
48 Pages

Estimation of Food and Nutrient Intakes of Athletes

ByRobert J. Moffatt, Virginia B. Tomatis, Donna A. Harris, Ashley M. Deetz

To ensure optimal performance it is vital to understand all aspects of an athlete’s preparation, including the diet. If a full understanding of the athlete’s nutritional status is to be learned, it is critical that this assessment be accurate and complete. This chapter examines the use of the dietary assessment as well as the proper analysis of dietary reports with a special emphasis on the athletic population.