Providing the athlete with the right fuel at the right time is important. Here are several essential readings on this topic.
- The first paper is from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine (2016). It is the position of these three organizations "that the performance of, and recovery from, sporting activities are enhanced by well-chosen nutrition strategies." Here is the link to this important position paper: https://www.eatrightpro.org/-/media/eatrightpro-files/practice/position-and-practice-papers/position-papers/nutritionathleticperf.pdf?la=en&hash=935E447EC7A3EA7DE5352F4F54F297FCFA8AC708
- Sports nutrition: A review of the latest guidelines for exercise sport nutrition from the American College of Sports Nutrition, the International Olympic Committee and the International Society for Sport Nutrition 2013): https://www.overvoedingengezondheid....19821-1-PB.pdf
- Selected Issues for Nutrition and the Athlete: A Team Physician Consensus Statement (2013): https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/F...te___A.21.aspx
- Role of nutrition in performance enhancement and post exercise recovery (2015): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4540168/
This short article focuses on nutrition for the basketball athlete after they have worked out. Many of the points made can be applied to other sports.
- Recovery Nutrition for the Basketball Athlete: http://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/Article/sse-166-recovery-nutrition-for-the-basketball-athlete
Athletes may need to travel, so they need tips on eating for eating on the road. Here are two helpful sources from SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group)
- Eating on the Road (2009): http://www.eatright.org/~/media/eatr..._the_road.ashx
- Eating on the Road (2013): https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/f...ct%20Sheet.pdf