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Advanced Sports Nutrition: Fine-Tune Your Food and Fluid Intake for Optimal Training and Performance, 2nd Edition
Book by Dan Benardot, PhD, DHC, RD, LD, FACSM
Study Guide by Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN

30 CPEUs

Book, 424 pgs and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 41 pgs.
Enables you to help your clients stay healthy while excercising or competing at top levels so that they have longer athletic careers, consistently improve in their sport, and reduce the risks for chronic diseases. Great resource to help you pass your Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

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C244F 30 CPEUs

Advanced Sports Nutrition: Fine-Tune Your Food and Fluid Intake for
Optimal Training and Performance, 2nd Edition

Book by Dan Benardot, PhD, DHC, RD, LD, FACSM
Study Guide by Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN

© 2013 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. All rights reserved for this self-directed accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.

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Valerie Young: "Great review of macro and micro nutrient function as they apply to normal and sports nutrition. Up to date on current regimens and practices."

Stacia Roberts: "You provided me with excellent applicable information along with 'pain-free' CPE process."

Stacey Koekkoek: "I loved this book!"

Helene Waisbord: "Up to date info. Interesting info while providing a lot of credits."


Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE self-study program for Advanced Sports Nutrition, 2nd Edition. The program consists of a book of the same title by Dan Benardot and a study guide. The CPE program is designed to help you provide athletes and their coaches sport specific nutrition and hydration recommendations that help enhance performance. It is also designed to help you earn 30 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs). To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (xx questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and until you score at least 80% correct.

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Enables you to help your clients stay healthy while competing at top levels so that they have longer athletic careers, consistently improve in their sport, and reduce the risks for chronic diseases.

By studying and applying the concepts presented in this CPE program, you will be able to:

  • Recommend sport specific levels of carbohydrate, protein, and fat to optimize performance
  • Evaluate potential areas of difficulty in meeting calorie needs, along with sport specific solutions
  • Identify the potential side effects of excess protein intake
  • Recommend sport specific timing of meals, beverages, and snacks
  • Evaluate gender specific nutritional needs
  • Recommend sport specific hydration strategies to athletes and coaches
  • Assist athletes in selecting sports drinks that contain optimal levels of sodium and carbohydrate as well as the optimal type of carbohydrate
  • Evaluate the diets of athletes for vitamin and mineral adequacy
  • Apply findings from recent research when counseling athletes about vitamin and mineral requirements
  • Assist female athletes in meeting recommended intakes for iron
  • Evaluate the potential effectiveness of various types of ergogenic aids
  • Determine the potential metabolic dangers associated with various ergogenic aids
  • Help athletes avoid common gastrointestinal problems
  • Recommend foods that could help prevent inflammation and aid muscle recovery
  • Recommend hydration techniques, supplements, and eating patterns that could minimize the effects of travel on athletic performance
  • Recommend strategies for carbohydrate loading
  • Evaluate fluid intake, energy balance, and timing of meals for athletes of all ages
  • Assess athletes, such as gymnasts and figure skaters, for eating disorder risk due to a downward spiral caused by low calorie intake, which leads to decreased muscle mass
  • Plan menus for athletes who need both optimal power and endurance
  • Plan sport specific menus for vegetarian athletes that meet their nutritional requirements

Part I: Nutrition Sources for Athletes
Chapter 1: energy Nutrients
Chapter 2: Vitamins and Minerals
Chapter 3: Fluids and Electrolytes
Chapter 4: Ergogenic Aids
Part II: Nutrition Aspects of Optimal Performance
Chapter 5: GI Function and Energy Delivery
Chapter 6: Nutrient and Fluid Timing
Chapter 7: Oxygen Transportation and Utilization
Chapter 8: Strategies for Anti-Inflammation and Muscular Health
Part III: Factors Affecting Nutrition Needs
Chapter 9: Travel
Chapter 10: High Altitude
Chapter 11: Gender and Age
Chapter 12: Body composition and Weight
Part IV: Nutrition Strategies for Specific energy Systems
Chapter 13: Anaerobic Metabolism for High-Intensity Bursts and Power
Chapter 14: Aerobic Metabolism and Endurance
Chapter 15: Metabolic Needs for both Power and Endurance
Part V: Nutrition Plans for Specific Sports
Chapter 16: Sports Requiring Power and Speed
Chapter 17: Sports Requiring Endurance
Chapter 18: Sports Requiring Combined Power and Endurance
Appendix: Institute of Medicine's Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients
About the Author


Dan Benardot, PhD, DHC, RD, LD, FACSM
Dr. Benardot is world renowned Professor of Nutrition and Professor of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, where he directs the Laboratory for Elite Athletic Performance (LEAP). His research evaluates energy delivery as well as optimal timing of ingestion of foods and fluids, which can be translated into advice that helps athletes maximize their performance.


Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN
Ms. Gutierrez is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist with nineteen years of experience helping people to improve their health through better nutrition. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Hunter College, a master's degree in Medical Biology and Nutritional Science from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, and a master's degree in Secondary Education from Queens College. She also holds the certificate in Adult Weight Management.
Ms. Gutierrez has worked with various individuals and groups including children, adults, developmentally disabled adults, nursing home residents, kitchen supervisors, and restaurant managers. She is the author and illustrator of "Lisa's Day Food Guide Coloring Book" and "What Happened to My Strawberry Yogurt?" In addition, she wrote several articles about health and nutrition.
She owns and operates Red Apple Concepts, which offers nutrition counseling and writing services.  She also is an adjunct instructor teaching culinary classes for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division and nutrition classes for the University of Phoenix.
Ms. Gutierrez is a Research Reviewer for the Nutrition Education for the Public practice group of AND, and also currently serves as the Website Coordinator for the Long Island Dietetic Association. She lives in Nassau County, NY with her husband and two children.

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