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Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Sixth Edition
Book by Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Study Guide by Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

24 CPEUs

Course Expires: 5/31/2024

Book (525 pgs) and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form (22 pgs).
The latest research and information on what to eat before, during, and after exercise; sport drinks and energy foods; popular trends like keto and gluten-free diets; when and how much carbohydrate to eat; meal patterns that fit your client’s training schedule; sustainability; and digestive issues. Practical tips regarding vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, low-FODMAP, and bariatric diets, plus advice for athletes with anorexia and binge-eating disorders.
More specifically you will discover how to:

  • Plan a performance diet for endurance athletes, strength athletes, and team sport athletes;
  • Communicate potential nutrient shortfalls on various diets and food sources to ensure adequate intake of macronutrients and micronutrients;
  • Pinpoint potential dietary pitfalls that may lead to gut distress or undesired bowel movements during an endurance event;
  • Formulate a plan for athletes who need to gain or lose weight;
  • Plus, much more.

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24 CPEUs

Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Sixth Edition
Book by Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Study Guide by Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

©2020 Wolf Rinke Associates. All rights reserved for the book and ALL portions of this self-directed accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission from the author, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.


Martha Archuleta: "Increased my knowledge of sports nutrition including current research and application of recommendations. I will be able to provide recommendations to students and others that want information on enhancing athletic performance through nutrition."

Joanne Vattuone: "I like how she gave a lot of athlete examples and their experiences. She covers a wide range of sports and what challenges they may have and how to overcome them. I mostly do a lot of what she recommends, but this gave me more ideas to give my clients and fine tune the recommendations I give them."


Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook 6th edition. The program consists of a book of the same title and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you assist your clients to make healthy and informed dietary decisions that will enable them to boost their energy, lose fat, build muscle and improve their performance. It is also designed to help you earn 24 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 of 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% (40 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 re-test yourself until you score at least 80% (40 questions) correct.

After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and the MANDATORY Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool (CTT) which per CDR must be completed by all credentialed practitioners and:
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Or fax them to (410) 531-9282,
Or mail them to Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481

Upon receipt of your CPE Reporting Form and the CTT, we will email you a Certificate of Completion within 3-5 business days.

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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Plan a performance diet for endurance athletes, strength athletes, and team sport athletes;
  • Recommend healthier sources of fat for heart health;
  • List nutrients important for preventing cancer and food sources for each nutrient;
  • Apply findings from recent research when counseling clients about prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes;
  • Discuss the role of calcium in bone health and suggest sources of calcium for vegans and omnivores;
  • Plan a well-rounded performance breakfast for vegetarians and non-vegetarians;
  • Communicate potential nutrient shortfalls on vegetarian diets and food sources to ensure adequate intake of these macronutrients and micronutrients;
  • Discuss the importance of carbohydrate for athletes and how low carbohydrate diets can impact athletic performance;
  • Pinpoint potential dietary pitfalls that may lead to gut distress or undesired bowel movements during an endurance event;
  • Identify groups of people who need more protein and explain why they need more protein;
  • Apply knowledge about fluid and sodium needs during exercise to make recommendations to athletes who experience muscle cramps or feel dehydrated during their activity;
  • Assist clients in meeting recommended intakes of carbohydrate during exercise based on the type and duration of training and competition.
  • Evaluate popular performance-enhancing sports supplements;
  • Calculate recommended protein intakes for athletes;
  • Discuss how amenorrhea impacts health and suggest nutrition tips for female athletes with amenorrhea;
  • Evaluate variables affecting osteoporosis risk;
  • Determine calorie and macronutrient needs for ultra-endurance and extreme sports athletes, team athletes, and strength and power athletes;
  • Assist winter sports athletes and especially those who perform at high altitude with meeting their hydration and fuel needs;
  • Develop a plan for athletes who need to gain weight;
  • Provide recommendations to coaches regarding how to best coach athletes with poor body images;
  • Formulate a plan for athletes who need to lose weight;
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of an athlete with an eating disorder;
  • Recommend how to best counsel athletes with eating disorders.


PART I Everyday Eating for Active People
1: Building a High-Energy Eating Plan
2: Eating to Stay Healthy for the Long Run
3: Breakfast: The Key to a Successful Sports Diet
4: Lunch and Dinner: At Home, on the Run,
and on the Road
5: Between Meals: Snacking for Health and Sustained Energy
6: Carbohydrate: Simplifying a Complex Topic
7: Protein: Building and Repairing Muscles
8: Fluids: Replacing Sweat Losses to Maintain Performance
PART II The Science of Eating and Exercise
9: Fueling Before Exercise
10: Fueling During and After Exercise
11: Supplements, Performance Enhancers, and Engineered Sports Foods
12: Nutrition and Active Women
13: Athlete-Specific Nutrition Advice
PART Ill Balancing Weight and Activity
14: Assessing Your Body: Fat, Fit, or Fine?
15: Gaining Weight the Healthy Way
16: Losing Weight Without Starving
17: Dieting Gone Awry: Eating Disorders and Food Obsessions
PART IV Winning Recipes for Peak Performance
18: Breads and Breakfasts
19: Pasta, Rice, and Potatoes
20: Vegetables and Salads
21: Chicken and Turkey
22: Fish and Seafood
23: Beef and Pork
24: Beans and Tofu
25: Beverages and Smoothies
26: Snacks and Desserts
Appendix A: For More Information
Appendix B: Selected References
About the Author


Nancy Clark MS, RD, CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers in her successful private practice in the Boston-area. She has extensive experience helping thousands of active clients—from “ordinary mortals” to Olympians—win with good nutrition. Her nutrition advice and photo have even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box! She has been Team Nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox. Her best-selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 750,000 copies and now is available in a new 6th edition (2019) as a CPE program from Wolf Rinke Associates. Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 100 sports and fitness publications and websites.
In addition, Nancy educates dietitians, trainers, coaches, and other health professionals about how to effectively teach the sports nutrition message, and she co-leads a popular online Nutrition & Exercise workshop, available at www.NancyClarkRD.com.


Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD is a sports nutritionist for NFL, MLB, NBA, and MLS athletes and nutrition communications expert. She is the lead author of the textbook Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health, and co-editor of NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, a company that has provided high-quality CPE programs to nutrition and dietetics practitioners since 1990.
Dr. Rinke earned a BS at Drexel University, an MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed a CPE item writing workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Dr. Rinke is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member of the School of Continuing Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.
He has served as past president of the District of Columbia (DC) Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Service Award, in addition to delivering the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
Dr. Rinke has served in numerous leadership roles at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Chair of the Scholarship Committee for Dietitians in Business and Communications; Chair of the Communication Committee, Honors Committee, and Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force for the Commission on Dietetic Registration; Chair of the Area Coordinating Committee and Chair for the Code of Ethics; Member of the Resource for Education Programs Committee; Member of the House of Delegates; and Member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Rinke is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE self-study programs, and several popular books including Make It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; and Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness.
His popular CPE programs available at www.easyCPEcredits.com include:

  • Beat the Blues: How to Manage Stress and Balance Your Life
  • Win-Win Negotiation: Fail-Safe Strategies to Help You Get More of What You Want
  • Time Management: How to Stretch the Time Rubber Band
  • Knock ‘em Alive Presentation Skills: How to Make an Effective Presentation for 1 to 1,000
  • The Power of Communication: How to Increase Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness
  • Manage Electronic and Traditional Meetings and Correspondence More Effectively
  • Delegation and Coaching: High Impact Strategies for Doing More with Less
  • Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness
  • High Impact Strategies for Achieving Peak Team Performance
  • Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life
  • Goals—Your Road Map to Success
  • Manage Your Energy: Get More Done and Have More Fun


Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Martha F. Archuleta, PhD, RDN, CD
Director, Master of Dietetics Administration (MDA) Program, Utah State University
Professor, Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science, Utah State University
Director, Refugee Outreach, USU Salt Lake Center
Salt Lake City, UT

Regan Kiembock, MS, RD, SNS
Child Nutrition Director, Southampton Public Schools
Southampton, NY

Denise Potter, RDN, CSP, CDES
Ketogenic Diet Consultant
Petersburg, MI

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