‘Eat to Compete’ Program Offered for Coaches and Teachers

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May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Helping young athletes make smart nutrition practices is the focus of a program from Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach for coaches, teachers, and athletic directors. Holly VanHeel, Nutrition and Health Program Specialist, says “Parents depend on teachers and coaches to give their players accurate information about training diets, supplements, and fluids. These sessions are designed to help coaches and others know what kind of advice they can offer.”

The program includes information on training diets, supplements, fluids, prevention of athletic injuries, eating disorders, and current research presented by faculty in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at ISU. The program, delivered as a webinar, is hosted by local extension offices. Throughout the program, activities will be facilitated by ISU Extension Nutrition and Health program specialists at each location. The program scheduled for June 12 and 13, 2013 will be hosted at the following locations:

ShelbyCounty – at Harlan and UnionCounty- at Creston

Participants can register for coaching reauthorization, teaching license recertification or graduate credit. Registration is online on the AEA11 web site at  https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/AC000199171401INV
Information also is available from local ISU Extension offices.