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Feed for Speed & Power: Evidence-Based Sports Nutrition

Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N
5 Hours 57 Minutes
Jun 08, 2018
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Athletes are inundated with nutrition information from various, and often unreliable, sources daily. This recording will equip you with practical and reliable information for providing appropriate nutritional guidance, as well as evidence-based strategies for properly developing muscle, reducing fat mass, and improving recovery time.

In this recording, Jon Vredenburg, a registered dietitian with more than 20 years’ experience working with professional athletes and active individuals, shares his knowledge of sports nutrition to help your clients attain their goals. You will sort fact from fiction as it relates to performance nutrition by reviewing the latest evidence regarding meal planning and dietary supplementation. Real-life case studies will be reviewed throughout the recording so you can understand on the same day how evidence-based guidelines are put into practice – includes information on special populations, such as vegetarians, gluten-free dieters, and diabetics. In addition, you walk away with a wide range of field-tested meal-planning strategies to help bridge any nutrition-related performance gaps that your clients may be experiencing. Get the knowledge you need to help your clients feed for power and speed!


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Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N's Profile

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Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N, is a dietitian and diabetes educator with over 25 years of experience providing services to people from all walks of life. He received his BS in Clinical Dietetics from Syracuse University and later returned to school to earn an MBA at the University of North Florida. He manages worksite wellness programs with an emphasis on diabetes self-management. He is a contributing worker to many local and national publications and has been featured on television and radio for helping people on their path towards improved health and well-being. Jon has also served as a consultant dietitian for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and is a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Jon, who is also a person with diabetes, uses humor as a teaching tool and even works as a stand-up comedian in clubs throughout the state of Florida.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jonathan Vredenburg has an employment relationship with UF Health Jacksonville and receives a consulting fee from Insulet Corporation. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Jonathan Vredenburg is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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  1. Determine energy and nutrient requirements for athletes using the latest evidence
  2. Outline nutrition strategies for building muscle and reducing fat mass
  3. Formulate sport-specific meal planning approaches for all ages
  4. Outline key nutrients for injury recovery and rehabilitation
  5. Develop hydration guidelines for athletes and active adults
  6. Summarize the latest scientific evidence as it relates to the use of ergogenic aids
  7. Examine common sports nutrition practices in collegiate and professional settings
  8. Implement engaging nutrition education messages to support training
  9. Review sports nutrition concerns for special populations, including children, older adults, persons with diabetes, vegetarians, and those with gluten-sensitivity



  • Macronutrient metabolism during physical activity: how food turns into fuel
  • Assessing nutritional status in athletes
  • How nutrition optimizes training adaptations
  • Redefining ‘healthy eating’ for athletes


  • Methods used to estimate calorie needs
  • Understanding the latest research on carbs and protein
  • A review of the macronutrient requirements for athletes:
    • power sports
    • endurance sports
    • high-intensity sports
  • Vitamins and minerals - analyzing the evidence on athletes’ requirements


  • Fluid and electrolyte balance during physical activity
  • Developing appropriate protocols for health and performance
  • Managing hydration in extreme conditions
  • Sports drinks vs. water - how to decide which one to use


  • Body composition analysis methods and interpretation
  • Nutritional strategies for muscle development and body fat reduction
  • Is there an ‘ideal’ protein for building muscle?


  • What to eat for fueling productive workouts
  • Recovery nutrition guidelines
  • Is there really a ‘window’?
  • Practical meal-planning hints and strategies
  • The role of nutrition in injury recovery
  • Sport-specific evidence-based guidelines:
    • Including: baseball, basketball, football, running, soccer, and more
  • Eating well when away from home


  • An inside look at the industry
  • How to interpret available research and make an informed decision
  • Online resources for dietary supplement evaluation
  • How to decode a supplement label
  • Overview of popular sports nutrition supplements and review of the evidence:
    • Muscle building supplements
    • Endurance enhancing supplements
    • Weight management supplements


  • Mindy Black, MS,RD,CSSD,CPT,
  • Team Dietitian, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Alicia Kendig, MS,RD,CSSD, Sport Dietitian, United States Olympic Committee
  • Katy Meassick, MA,RD,CSSD,LD/N,ATC, Team Dietitian, Cleveland Browns
  • Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Team Dietitian, Cincinnati Reds


  • Additional nutrition considerations for working with the following groups:
    • Persons with diabetes
    • Vegetarians
    • Gluten-sensitive
    • Older adults
    • Children
  • Recognizing the warning signs for eating disorders


  • Working with coaches and support staff to improve nutrition habits
  • Athlete-tested and Dietitian-approved recipes
  • Dining-out guide for the calorie-conscious
  • Meal planning resources and shopping lists
  • Sports nutrition education methods and strategies
  • How to identify properly credentialed sports nutrition practitioners


  • High school football player that wants to ‘bulk up’
  • College soccer player dealing with body image issues
  • Endurance athlete that has ‘hit the wall’
  • Basketball team manager needing meal guidance for the road
  • Professional football player navigating the dietary supplement aisle

Target Audience

  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Health and Fitness Specialists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Educators/Coaches



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"Presenter was excellent and very knowledgeable.."

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