Nutrition before, during and after training or a sporting event can improve the comfort, energy and performance of athletes of all levels, from elite to recreational, as well as providing long-term health benefits. Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Performance offers a clear, practical and accessible guide to the fundamentals of sport and exercise nutrition.

The expert authors begin by explaining key principles, including understanding energy systems, exercise physiology and metabolism. They cover the basics of digestion, absorption and nutrition; examine the key macronutrients and micronutrients essential for performance; and discuss the process of dietary assessment. Part 2 goes on to explore in detail nutrition for pre- and post-training, hydration, the use of supplements and body composition, and provides guidance on developing plans for both individual athletes and teams. The final component examines specific nutrition issues and special needs, including working with elite athletes, strength-and-power athletes, young, older and disabled athletes, endurance sports, GI disturbances and rehabilitation issues. Cultural issues are also explored, including diets for vegan and vegetarian athletes, and religious perspectives and requirements.

Featuring contributions from a range of sport and exercise nutrition professionals and including practical diet plans, diagrams and the latest research and evidence throughout, this is a core reference for undergraduates, nutritionists and trainers.

part Part 1|126 pages

The Science of Nutrition and Sport

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages

Introduction to sport and exercise

ByKane Middleton, Andrew Govus, Anthea Clarke, Adrienne Forsyth

chapter Chapter 2|15 pages

Energy for sport and exercise

ByMatthew Cooke, Sam S.X. Wu

chapter Chapter 3|11 pages

Digestion and absorption of macronutrients in sport and exercise

ByAnnie-Claude M. Lassemillante, Sam S.X. Wu

chapter Chapter 4|25 pages


ByEvangeline Mantzioris

chapter Chapter 5|12 pages

Micronutrients and antioxidants

ByGina Trakman

chapter Chapter 6|17 pages

Translating nutrition: From nutrients to foods

ByAdrienne Forsyth

chapter Chapter 7|10 pages

Dietary assessment

ByYasmine C. Probst

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

Introduction to diet planning

ByAdrienne Forsyth, Tim Stewart

part Part 2|59 pages

Nutrition for Exercise

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

Macronutrient periodisation

ByLouise M. Burke

chapter Chapter 10|10 pages

Exercise nutrition

ByRegina Belski

chapter Chapter 11|11 pages


ByBen Desbrow, Christopher Irwin

chapter Chapter 12|10 pages

Sports supplements

ByMichael Leveritt

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

Changing body composition and anthropometry

ByPatria Hume

part Part 3|165 pages

Applied Sports Nutrition

chapter Chapter 14|20 pages

Endurance sports

ByGregory Cox

chapter Chapter 15|11 pages

Strength and power athletes

ByGary Slater, Lachlan Mitchell

chapter Chapter 16|9 pages

Team sport athletes

ByStephen J. Keenan, Brooke Devlin

chapter Chapter 17|8 pages

Weight category and aesthetic sport athletes

ByRegina Belski

chapter Chapter 18|13 pages

Young athletes

ByHelen O’Connor, Bronwen Lundy

chapter Chapter 19|9 pages

Masters athletes

ByJanelle Gifford, Helen O’Connor

chapter Chapter 20|11 pages

Paralympic athletes

ByMichelle Minehan, Elizabeth Broad

chapter Chapter 21|14 pages

Travelling athletes

ByShona L. Halson, Georgia Romyn, Michelle Cort

chapter Chapter 22|13 pages

Environmental and climate considerations for athletes

ByAlan McCubbin

chapter Chapter 23|17 pages

Gastrointestinal disturbances in athletes

ByDana M. Lis, Stephanie K. Gaskell

chapter Chapter 24|12 pages

Nutrition support for injury management and rehabilitation

ByRebekah Alcock, Greg Shaw

chapter Chapter 25|18 pages

Cultural perspectives

ByFrankie Pui Lam Siu, Evangeline Mantzioris

chapter Chapter 26|9 pages

Working with athletes

ByAnthony Meade