Practical Fueling for the High School Athlete

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
Free for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Katie Knappenberger MS, RD, CSSD, ATC
Katie Knappenberger Is the Director of Performance Nutrition at Northwestern University. She is a registered dietitian, board certified specialist in sports dietetics and a certified athletic trainer. She holds degrees from the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian’s Association.

Recent research has emerged that provides direction as to key fueling challenges in high school and how we can address these challenges during this critical period of health, growth and performance. Athletic Trainers who primarily work with high school athletes can have a huge impact on fueling habits during high school and beyond by providing practical and efficient nutrition education. This presentation will introduce key fueling challenges, such as skipping breakfast, omitting pre-fuel, ignoring signs and symptoms of inadequate fueling and hydration, and not taking proper precautions with dietary supplements. Each challenge will be met with several of strategies that the athletic trainer can integrate into their practice to positively impact the fueling of the athletes that they serve.

Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 1 – Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

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

Participants will be able to summarize common fueling challenges of high school athletes.
Participants will be able to recognize signs and symptoms of improper fueling and hydration.
Participants will be able to create a list of fueling interventions that are feasible in the high school setting.
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