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Sports Nutrition by Kary Woodruff

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Chapter 5

Athlete Assessment

The initial encounter(s) with an athlete sets the stage for all future work achieved together. Athlete assessment is a crucial first step in providing appropriate and effective nutrition strategies. The goal of the initial visit is to establish the baseline of the athlete’s current position and what the individual’s nutrition and performance goals are. The information that is gathered here will dictate the direction of future nutrition guidance.

All individuals looking to improve health and performance through dietary practices should undergo a thorough professional nutrition assessment and provide the practitioner with a detailed understanding of the physical demands of training and competition. This includes an ...

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