Webinar: Nutrition Recommendations for Pre, During and Post-Exercise


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Nutrition Recommendations for Pre, During and Post-Exercise

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010


11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CENTRAL

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The American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada and the American College of Sports Medicine have recently published a Joint Position Statement regarding the role of optimal nutrition and its impact on athletic performance and recovery from exercise. The Joint Position Statement covers a wide variety of topics related to nutrition and athletic performance including energy needs, assessment of body composition, nutrient and fluid needs, supplements and ergogenic aids. This presentation, however, will focus on a subset of topics from the Joint Position Statement dealing with fueling needs before, during and after exercise. The Joint Position Statement used a rigorous evidence-based approach in reviewing the scientific literature. This process limits reviewer bias and allows for comparison of multiple studies.

These recommendations can be used as the basis for athletic trainers to make recommendations to their athletes/clients while being assured the information is evidence-based. Additionally, the presentation will explain these evidence-based guidelines and translate the facts into practical examples of food and fluid recommendations while addressing their timing of consumption before, during and after exercise.


Jackie Berning, PhD, RD, CSSD
Professor, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Sports Dietitian for Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians Baseball Teams, Nutrition Consultant to The Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Jackie Berning

Dr. Berning’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in clinical dietetics from Northern Arizona University and a master’s in exercise physiology from the University of Colorado. She received her doctorate in nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she teaches nutrition and chairs the Biology Department in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Her expertise is in sports nutrition and teaching students and athletes how to make wise food choices for increased performance. She has worked extensively with collegiate athletes at the University of Colorado (Boulder), where she consulted for more than 20 years. In addition to consulting for the university athletic program she was the nutrition consultant for the Denver Broncos for 25+ years, where her role was to teach young football players the importance of nutrition. Currently, Dr. Berning is the sports dietitian for the Cleveland Indians and the Colorado Rockies. Her responsibilities with the Indians and Rockies include teaching young baseball players about wise food choices and the development of nutrition education programs for Minor and Major League baseball players. In past years, Dr. Berning has presented to the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and the executive committee of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society. Dr. Berning is also a member of the U.S. Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee.

Dr. Berning’s research interests lies with nutritional requirements for sport and exercise. She has several publications, including an edited book on sports nutrition called “Nutrition for Sport and Exercise” and a co-authored book entitled “Training Nutrition.” She is now working as co-author on a nutrition textbook by McGraw-Hill.

Dr. Berning is active in SCAN, a dietetic practice group that specializes in sports and cardiovascular nutrition. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, or CSSD, and is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Berning was a volunteer national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for more than six years.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence-based approach used by the Joint Position Statement in the recommendations for pre-, during and post-exercise nutrition
  • Distinguish the nutritional differences between pre-, during and post-exercise
  • Recommend specific nutrition requirements for pre-, during and post-exercise for their athletes/clients

Athletic Training Domains

Clinical Evaluation and Assessment
Immediate care

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