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Plant-Based Sports Nutrition With CE Exam

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition With CE Exam

$164.95 CAD

Product Format

    The package components are as follows:
    • Plant-Based Sports Nutrition text
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    In Plant-Based Sports Nutrition, registered dietitians Enette Larson-Meyer and Matt Ruscigno combine decades of evidence-based research with personal experience working with—and as—vegan and vegetarian athletes to offer you a reliable and complete explanation of how, when, and why your clients need to plan their nutrient intake to maximize nutrition and get the best results. They will explain how athletes can make smart decisions about properly fueling their bodies so they have the energy and stamina to boost their training and excel during competition.

    Learn how athletes can ensure proper amounts of all essential macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals, taking into account their personal caloric needs. Draw inspiration from athletes who share how they succeed in their sports while following a plant-based way of eating. Enjoy plenty of recipes that can be used for training, event, and everyday nutrition needs and access the tailored meal plans and training strategies. Understand nutrient timing and relative energy deficiency syndrome (RED-S), as well as how athletes can meet protein and amino acid requirements while doing light, moderate, or intense training. Get information on keto diets, tips for optimizing bone health and iron intake, and instructions for making a fluid-replacement beverage.

    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Differentiate among the types of vegetarian and plant-based diets.
    • Summarize the positive health effects of plant-based eating.
    • Explain why a vegetarian may experience greater endurance compared to a nonvegetarian.
    • Describe how to consume adequate calories for optimal performance and weight management while following a vegetarian lifestyle.
    • List the components that are used to calculate energy, carbohydrate, and protein needs of an athlete.
    • Identify a plant-based menu that offers adequate calories, carbohydrate, and protein based on an athlete’s needs.
    • List vegetarian foods that are rich sources of carbohydrate, protein, and unsaturated fats.
    • Recognize supplements that could be helpful to an athlete living a vegetarian lifestyle.
    • Describe the scope of practice for fitness professionals in discussing nutrition information with clients.
    • Name vitamins and minerals that can be lacking in a vegetarian diet, and identify plant-based sources of these nutrients.
    • Describe appropriate preevent and pretraining fuel and hydration based on an athlete’s weight.
    • Explain the recommendations for carbohydrate and fluid intake during exercise lasting longer than 60 minutes.
    Learners taking this course for Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) continuing education credit may submit course evaluations of the course activities/materials to CDR at


    A continuing education course for fitness instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and athletic trainers.
    Chapter 1. Gaining the Plant-Based Advantage
    Chapter 2. Getting Adequate Calories From Plant Sources
    Chapter 3. Finding the Right Carbohydrate Mix
    Chapter 4. Choosing Smart Fat Over No Fat
    Chapter 5. Building Muscle Without Meat
    Chapter 6. Optimizing Bone Health
    Chapter 7. Boosting Iron Intake and Absorption
    Chapter 8. Breaking Free of Multivitamin Dependence
    Chapter 9. Prioritizing Food and Fluids Before, During, and After Events
    Chapter 10. Choosing Whether to Supplement
    Chapter 11. Reducing Muscle Cramps and Inflammation
    Chapter 12. Creating a Customized Meal Plan
    Chapter 13. Adapting the Plan to Manage Weight
    Chapter 14. Whipping Up Quick Plant-Based Meals and Snacks
    Chapter 15. Recipes

    Appendix A. Energy Costs of Physical Activity
    Appendix B. Food Guidance Systems
    Appendix C. Foods Containing FODMAPs
    Appendix D. Glycemic Index of Common Foods
    Appendix E. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamins and Minerals
    Appendix F. Metric Conversions for Common Measures
    Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM, is a professor at the University of Wyoming and is a well-respected researcher in the area of sports and exercise metabolism. Her research centers on how nutrition influences the health and performance of active individuals at all stages of the life cycle and at all levels of performance—from the casual exerciser to the elite athlete.

    Larson-Meyer is the author of Vegetarian Sports Nutrition (Human Kinetics, 2007) and has also authored over 80 scientific journal articles and book chapters. She served on the 2011 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sports Nutrition Consensus Panel and on the IOC Consensus Panel for Supplementation in the Elite Athlete. She is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics, is a former sports dietitian for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and is active in SCAN (the sports, cardiovascular, and wellness nutrition practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) and the American College of Sports Medicine, where she serves as an associate editor for medicine and science in sports and exercise. She is also a past chair of both SCAN and the vegetarian nutrition (VN) practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Personal interests include trail running, flat water kayaking, Irish step dancing, yoga, and being the number-one fan of her one semi-vegetarian and two vegetarian children.

    Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD, is a leading expert in plant-based nutrition and has followed a vegan diet for more than 20 years. He has a nutritional science degree from Pennsylvania State University, a public health nutrition master’s degree from Loma Linda University, and certification as a registered dietitian. He is a coauthor of the No Meat Athlete book with Matt Frazier and Appetite for Reduction with Isa Moskowitz and is lead author of Cacao, Superfoods for Life. He is the past chair of the vegetarian nutrition (VN) practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and currently is the chief nutrition officer at Nutrinic, a start-up health-care company using plant-based nutrition for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Recreationally, he has raced ultramarathons, Ironman races, and 24-hour mountain bike races, and he has bike toured over 15,000 miles. He is a long-time resident of Los Angeles, California.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Valerie Vovko
    Excellent cec course.

    Purchased as a cec course. Could not put the book down. Finished it in less than a week. Wrote the exam and passed. The author is very opened minded regarding nutrition and needs for the athlete. Highly recommend this book on its own or as a cec course.

    Jillian Walker

    Plant-Based Sports Nutrition With CE Exam