Nutrition plays a critical role in athletic performance, and athletes, coaches, and parents need to realize that making wise food choices can increase the chances of optimal athletic performance. It is easy for athletes to fall prey to nutrition misinformation and fad diets in the search for a quick fix to improve performance.
It is imperative that athletes stay current on accurate nutrition issues as they are ever-changing. By making informed food choices, athletes will have an advantage over those who choose to ignore the role that food plays in human performance.
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A very special thanks to Mackenzie White, M.S., R.D., CSSD, LD, CSCS; Jacqueline R. Berning, Ph.D., R.D., CSSD; and Alicia Kendig, M.S., R.D., CSSD for contributing the content for this publication.
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