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Sport and Exercise Nutrition

The Nutrition Society Text

by Susan A. Lanham-New Editor · Samantha Stear Editor


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Now widely adopted on courses throughout the world, the prestigious Nutrition Society Textbook series provides students with the scientific basics in nutrition in the context of a systems and disease approach rather than on a nutrient by nutrient basis. In addition books provide a means to enable teachers and students to explore the core principles of nutrition and to apply these throughout their training to foster critical thinking at all times.

This NS Textbook on Sport and Exercise Nutrition has been written to cover the latest information on the science and practice of sport and exercise nutrition. A key concept behind this textbook is that it aims to combine the viewpoints of world leading nutrition experts from both academia/research and a practical stand point. Plus where necessary there are additional practitioner based authors to ensure theory is translated into practice for each chapter in the form of either ‘practice tips' or ‘information sheets' at the end of relevant chapters.

The textbook in essence can be divided into three distinct but integrated parts:

  • Part 1: covers the key components of the science that supports the practice of sport and exercise nutrition including comprehensive reviews on: nutrients both in general and as exercise fuels; exercise physiology; hydration, micronutrients; and supplements.
  • Part 2: moves into focusing on specific nutrition strategies to support different types of training including: resistance; power/sprint; middle distance/speed endurance; endurance; technical/skill, team; and specific competition nutrition needs.
    The unique format of this textbook is that it breaks down nutrition support into training specific as opposed to the traditional sport specific support. This reflects the majority of current sport and exercise requirements of the need to undertake concurrent training and therefore facilitating targeted nutrition support to the different training components through the various macro and micro training cycles.
  • Part 3: explores some of the practical issues encountered in working in the sport and exercise nutrition field and includes key sport related topics such as: disability sport; weight management; eating disorders; bone and gut health; immunity; injury; travel; and special populations and situations.
  • READERSHIP: Students of nutrition and dietetics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. All those working in the field of nutrition and related health sciences.

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    Susan A. Lanham-New (Editor)

    Professor Susan A Lanham-New, University of Surrey, UK.Dr Samantha J Stear, Performance Influencers Limited; Formerly, English Institute of Sport, UK.Dr Susan M Shirreffs, Loughborough University, UK.Dr Adam L Collins, University of Surrey, UK.

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    Editor :
    Susan Shirreffs
    Editor :
    Samantha Stear
    Editor :
    Susan A. Lanham-New
    Author of introduction, etc. :
    Richard Budgett
    Editor :
    Adam Collins
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