Young athletes need nutritional guidance from professionals with specialized knowledge of the unique requirements of active children. An inadequate diet can result in nutrient deficiencies that negatively affect growth, development, and performance.
Proper intake of macronutrients, micronutrients, and fluids is discussed to equip nutrition professionals with evidenced-based information about unique nutritional needs. Critical topics such as eating disorders, dietary supplements, body composition, and weight control are covered. The course provides evidenced-based information on how to work effectively with young athletes and their parents for a nutrition program which maximizes performance while protecting children.
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
Commission on Dietetic Registration
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
Certified Health Education Specialist
National Strength and Conditioning Association
American College of Sports Medicine
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