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22.2: Nutrition Consultation with Athletes

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  • Consultation and providing nutrition advice to the athlete must be left to the appropriate health care professional; an MD and RD should be involved.  The goal is to provide the athlete with knowledge so obtaining good nutrition practice habits becomes second nature. The plan should be tailored to the specific athlete so it is easier for the athlete to make nutrition become a component of their training program. Again, certified personal trainers, conditioning coaches or professionals, athletic trainers, and strength coaches, need to be careful not to dispense medical nutrition information which is only allowed legally by the Registered Dietitian.