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Implementing a Nutrition Plan for our TEAM

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How to create a food first culture on my team using the Eat 2 Win Nutrition App!

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Implementing a Nutrition Plan for our TEAM

  1. 1. Eat 2 Win Nutrition Game Plan Start with this…. Download this PowerPoint, edit as needed then present at a Parent/Athlete meeting. Delete this slide after you edit the PowerPoint
  2. 2. Implementing a nutrition game plan for our team!
  3. 3.  Top 10 Challenges that Impact a Young Athlete’s Sports Performance  Changes in Youth Sports and the Role of Sports Nutrition  How to Improve the Eating Habits of the Young Athlete  How to Develop a Sports Nutrition Plan for Your Team What you will learn today!
  4. 4. Top 10 Challenges that Impact a Young Athlete’s Sports Performance
  5. 5. #1 30% DO NOT eat breakfast. Reference: My Sports Dietitian Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete Reasons Why? 46% No Time 54% No Appetite
  6. 6. #2 Limited time • Rules against eating/drinking during class • ~30 minutes for lunch often with long lines • Limited time between classes • Rush to get to practice Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete
  7. 7. #3 50% eat alternative school lunch. Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete ~650 calories Alternative School Lunch i.e. Chicken Sandwich, Hamburger w/ Fries, or Pizza Slice ~850 calories Regular School Lunch Reference: My Sports Dietitian
  8. 8. Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete #4 Same pattern of meals gets old quick.
  9. 9. #5 Most athletes go into a practice on <1000 calories and struggle to maintain high energy levels. Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete
  10. 10. #6 Often dehydrated going into practice or workout.  30% do not eat breakfast  Limited time between classes to hydrate  Limited opportunities for fluid intake during class Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete
  11. 11. #7 Very little food available (athlete is often on High School campus ~11+ hours a day) and vending is usually only option. Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete 98% of High Schools in USA offer Vending Options
  12. 12. #8 Common for athletes to lose ~6-8 lbs. during their sport season due to high caloric demands. Reference: My Sports Dietitian Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete
  13. 13. #9 Looking for a solution to improve performance gains, 35% of high school athletes report taking supplements. Reference: My Sports Dietitian Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete
  14. 14. #10 Calories after practice are heavy in fluid consumption which reduces the chance for high quality calories from food. Top 10 Challenges for the Young Athlete
  15. 15. What would you put as the #11th Challenge that impacts a Young Athlete’s Sports Performance?
  16. 16. Majority of Young Athletes are Simply Under Fueled Especially During the Season
  17. 17. Meal Calories Consumed Calories Needed Breakfast 0 840 Snack #1 0 420 Lunch 850 (Regular Lunch) 1075 Snack #2 300 Vending 420 Dinner 1500 1075 Snack #3 400 420 Total 3050 4250 Eric Reid Jr. Height 6’1” Weight 175 lbs. Goal .5 pound a week Bigger, faster and stronger Grade Junior A Typical Athlete….
  18. 18. Meal Calories Consumed Calories Needed Breakfast 250 530 Snack #1 0 260 Lunch 650 (Alternative Lunch) 530 Snack #2 300 Vending 260 Dinner 750 530 Snack #3 300 260 Postworkout 0 260 Total 2250 2630 Ayana Harper Height 5’7” Weight 125 lbs. Goal Maintain Body Weight Increase energy levels Grade Senior A Typical Athlete….
  19. 19. Changes in Youth Sports and the Role of Sports Nutrition What is happening in Youth Sports…..
  20. 20. Bigger and Better Weight Rooms
  21. 21. Improved Strength and Conditioning Programs
  22. 22. Larger Stadium and Event Venues
  23. 23. Improved Sports Medicine Facilities (Athletic Training Room) & Staffing
  24. 24. Improved Locker Rooms
  25. 25. More Sports Science Research
  26. 26. Much Improved Technology Tools
  27. 27. Top Quality Equipment and Uniforms
  28. 28. Better Strategy & Skill Development
  29. 29. In addition….Rapid Growth of Youth Sport Clubs and Sports Performance Centers
  30. 30. “I want to know why when I’m in the room people ignore me.” ~Elephant
  31. 31. Is Sports Nutrition the Elephant in the Room? “Good Eating Habits can make a Good athlete Great” “Bad Eating Habits can make a Great athlete Good”
  32. 32. Strength & Conditioning (SC) Sports Nutrition (SN) % % In your opinion, Out of 100% what is the importance of each for athletes to achieve their maximum athletic performance? ______________ ______________ + + Skill Development (SD) ______________ %
  33. 33. Strength & Conditioning (SC) Sports Nutrition (SN) % %______________ ______________ + + Skill Development (SD) ______________ % In your opinion, Out of 100% what % of time and/or money do you focus on for each? Why? How Much?
  34. 34. Growth takes place best if planted in Good Soil? True or False?
  35. 35. Common Sports Nutrition Resources or Influences •Guest Speaker •Posters in Locker Room •Handouts •Internet •Social Media •Locker Room Talk What else have you used to try to improve an athlete’s eating habits?
  36. 36. Common Sports Nutrition Resources or Influences •Which can be trusted? •Can you measure its effectiveness? •How much money or time was spent on the plan? •Did it actually improve an athlete’s eating habits?
  37. 37. However….Rapid Growth of Sports Dietitians in Collegiate, Professional and Olympic Programs sportsrd.org
  38. 38. Meanwhile….Rapid Growth of Fueling Stations and Dining Facilities in College and Professional Sports Sports Nutrition has become a High Priority
  39. 39. How to Improve the Eating Habits of Young Athletes The Right Way
  40. 40. Improving the Eating Habits of a Young Athletes is a Puzzle
  41. 41. Most Challenging Pieces of the Puzzle NO Extra Food Served on Campus School Rules What is Served for Breakfast/Lunch in Cafeteria? Choices, Time… Not Eating Breakfast Dinner/Snack ChoicesBad Supplement Decisions Fast Food Choices Picky Eater
  42. 42. Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle #1 Parent who buys and cooks the food has to know and understand the PLAN and stay in the loop.
  43. 43. Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle #2 In most cases, athlete needs to bring additional food to school.
  44. 44. #3 Athlete has to be convinced there is a problem and provided a practical plan on how to improve. Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle
  45. 45. Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle #4 Work with most motivated athletes first, then use their success stories for influence.
  46. 46. #5 Work around school rules if needed to consume calories and hydrate during the school day. Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle
  47. 47. #6 Focus on short term goals. Establish patterns and habits first! Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle
  48. 48. Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle #7 Body weight or body composition changes should not be overemphasized as measurements for success.
  49. 49. #8 Utilize technology tools as appropriate. Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle All eyes are on mobile….
  50. 50. Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle #9 Use competition when implementing a sports nutrition program. Athletes love to compete! Create and Compete in Challenges
  51. 51. #10 All influential people (Parents, Coach, Athletic Trainer, Dietitian, Strength & Conditioning Coach…) need to know the plan and work together. Top 10 Lessons Learned in Solving this Puzzle Add a Nutrition Monitor
  52. 52. The Game Plan
  53. 53. Eat 2 Win: The Game Plan Search: Eat2Win Step #1 Download Eat 2 Win Nutrition App
  54. 54. Eat 2 Win: The Game Plan Step #2 Create account and calculate caloric needs
  55. 55. Reminders…. Body Weight Management Goal Set short term goals (6-8weeks) Calculator will limit to 1.5% gain or loss of current weight per week Parent input with young athletes Seek health care provider advice if needed Don’t over emphasize weight gain/loss as sole measurement of success
  56. 56. Eat 2 Win: The Game Plan Step #3 Explore Meal Plan Guides Many examples of meals per caloric needs including Vegan, Vegetarian and Restaurants!
  57. 57. Eat 2 Win: The Game Plan Step #4 Add “Nutrition Monitor(s)” Examples Parent, Coach, Athletic Trainer, Dietitian or Strength & Conditioning Coach “Friend” status before you can add as a “People Monitoring Me”
  58. 58. Add Friend
  59. 59. People Monitor Me AFTER Friend status then ADD select individuals as your Nutrition Monitor (People Monitoring Me) Examples Parent, Coach, Athletic Trainer, Dietitian or Strength & Conditioning Coach
  60. 60. Nutrition Monitors Will see all comments per meal Parents are always in the loop Accountably. Feedback. Encouragement.
  61. 61. Trackers Step #5 Begin Tracking and Scoring Points!  Meals  Body Weight Coming Soon  Wellness  Performance Gains  Motivational Quotes/Pictures  Fluid Intake  Sleep
  62. 62. How to Track Meals
  63. 63. Step #6 Compete in Challenges Eat 2 Win Sponsored Challenges User Created Challenges
  64. 64. Create & Compete In Team or Individual Sponsored Challenges Example of User Create Challenges Team Position Age Grade Parents Coaches/Staff
  65. 65. Challenges Month Weeks Theme January 3 Post-Workout March 3 Breakfast May 2 Snacks June 2 Dinner & Eating Out July 2 Lunch & Eating Out September 1 Hydration October 1 Fruits/Vegetables November 1 Sleep/Recovery Out of Season In Season Timing of Theme Challenges •Example Sport Season •Create your Own Schedule •Create a Food First Culture
  66. 66. How to Create and Compete in Challenges
  67. 67. Scoring Points to Compete in Challenges
  68. 68. Join a Team or Individual Sponsored Challenge $0.99 a month with 7 Day Free Trial Ask a Question: Get a Personal Response Create and Compete in Challenges No Distractions
  69. 69. Accountability. Encouragement. Feedback. Group Synergy & Competition Measurable Progress Trusted Sports Nutrition Resources Eat 2 Win Game Plan for Improving the Eating Habits of the Young Athlete
  70. 70. Ronnie Harper Ed.D., ATC, LAT Athletic Trainer harper@mysportsd.com Tavis Piattoly MS, RD, LDN Sports Dietitian tpiattoly@mysportsd.com Questions or Feedback

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