Clients are now, more than ever, needing help with weight management and nutrition tips to maximize their overall health. This track will help arm you with the information necessary to answer the latest questions on: intake, supplements, fads/trends, and dieting strategies to help them reach their goals.
2017 Global Health and Nutrition Trends 1X
Julian Mellentin is one of the few world experts in the business of food, nutrition and health. He is the founder of New Nutrition Business, a company dedicated to provide strategic and marketing insights to the global health and nutrition business since 1995. The company has advised over 180 healthier food start-ups over the last 10 years and helps companies understand global food trends. Mellentin has presented at numerous health and dietary conferences, including most recently at Dietitians of Canada and FoodFluence in London. A graduate of Oxford University, he served in the British Army and currently resides in Lyon, France.
- Sunday, April 9, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
As health and fitness professionals you must be in the know on the latest food and health trends. So exactly what trends are leading the way in 2017? How are they different from the trends in 2016? And how can you tell the difference between an enduring trend and a fad? The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition at General Mills has teamed up with Julian Mellentin founder of the New Nutrition Business, to bring you the top food trends for 2017.
Beyond Calories – 21st Century Optimization of an Athlete’s Diet
Dr. Mike is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical habits that clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long lasting health. His academic background coupled with broad range of experience gives him the unique ability to translate scientific findings into strategies that get results. He is a well-known expert contributor to both national print publications (including American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) and leading online fitness outlets.
- Saturday, April 8, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
- Sunday, April 9, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Dr. Mike will discuss why it is important to look beyond calories and RDAs when formulating diets for athletes. He will expand upon this concept by highlighting the importance of taking into account the role of different macronutrients along with the hormonal and signaling effects of various foods in the optimization of an athletes diets.
Getting the Most out of your 60 Minutes: Nutrition Strategies for Training and Performance
Marie A. Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, is a nutrition communications expert and one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists. She is the sports nutritionist for the Atlanta Hawks and nutrition coach for many college and pro athletes. Spano enjoys the challenge of communicating scientific information in an approachable, understandable format to a variety of audiences. She has appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates throughout the nation, authored hundreds of magazine and trade publication articles, written book chapters, marketing materials and web copy on a variety of nutrition topics. Spano is also a sought-after speaker on sports nutrition and nutrition ingredients. She is co-editor of the NSCA’s Guide to Exercise and Sport Nutrition (Human Kinetics Publishers) and currently working on a second book. Spano is also a regular contributor to Food Product Design, Prepared Foods and FitnessRx for Women.
- Saturday, April 8, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
- Sunday, April 9, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Most individuals have only a limited amount of time to devote to their fitness and want to maximize efforts to get the best results. Proper nutrition and hydration are key in capitalizing on the rewards of exercise. Learn the latest nutrition research and gain practical nutrition tips for you and your clients to ensure maximum benefits from their workout efforts.
I’m Hungry, What Should I Eat?
Damon McCune’s passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle began at a young age. Raised in Michigan, Damon grew up playing hockey and was recruited to play under contract at the Junior level. Following a career ending injury, he dedicated himself to obtaining the knowledge to allow himself and others to perform at their best. Damon is a Registered Dietitian, who received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Sciences. He then went on to complete his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, both from UNLV. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on nutrition at UNLV. Damon has aspirations of continuing his research focusing on hormone response to physical activity and nutrition while in his current role as the Director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at UNLV. Damon is also serving as the dietitian to UNLV athletics and works closely with strength and conditioning coaches to help athletes achieve their optimal performance. Outside of UNLV, Damon is currently serving as the President of the Southern Nevada Dietetic Association. In his spare time, Damon enjoys living an active lifestyle and indulging in new dining experiences. Damon is anxious to utilize his professional and scientific background to enhance the learning experience of everyone who participates in his lectures.
- Friday, April 7, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
- Saturday, April 8, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Damon will discuss the most effective nutrition strategies to optimize health, fuel performance, enhance recovery, and how to achieve and maintain desired body composition.
Promising or Misleading? Popular Issues and Strategies Used in the Wide World of Weight Management
Dr. Kruskall received her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, her Ph.D. in Nutrition from Penn State University, and is a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). In addition, she is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and holds a certification in Adult Weight Management, Level 2, from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).
She is currently the Director of Nutrition Sciences and the Nutrition Center at UNLV. Her areas of expertise are sports nutrition, weight management, and medical nutrition therapy.
- Friday, April 7, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
- Saturday, April 8, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
So many individuals chase the latest headline in hopes of gaining an edge in their weight management. So many of these approaches are not evidence based, but appear to be the quick fix or easy solution. While many of these strategies may not be harmful, they also may not be efficacious. This session will evaluate the science behind some of the popular issues in weight management and translate that information when communicating with your clients.
Sports Nutrition Guidance for Athletes: Recommendations and Evidence for what Works
Dr. Travis Thomas is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He completed his Ph.D in Nutrition at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Kansas. Dr. Thomas expanded his clinical knowledge base to include aspects of exercise physiology, sports nutrition, body composition, and hormone physiology. Dr. Thomas is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).
Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers in her successful private practice in Newton, MA. She has over 35 years of 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! Her best-selling Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 600,000 copies. Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete’s Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 100 sports and fitness publications and websites. She is team nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox.
In addition to inspiring active people to win with wise good nutrition, Nancy educates dietitians, trainers, coaches, and other health professionals about how to effectively teach the sports nutrition message. She co-leads a popular Nutrition & Exercise workshop (www.NutritionSportsExerciseCEUs.com) with exercise physiologist John Ivy PhD.
- Friday, April 7, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 7, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Review of the AND/DC/ACSM Position Paper on Nutrition for Athletic Performance by author D. Travis Thomas, PhD, CSSD. Dr. Thomas will present an overview of the review’s findings on the optimal balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that enhance an athlete’s performance and Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD will translate this information into simple meals that can be easily prepared.
Sports Nutrition in the Real World- Translating Research into Reality
Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, LDN, CSSD is a graduate of Penn State University’s Nutrition Program and has over 12 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian. Her work as a Triathlon Coach (USA Triathlon Level 1), Professional Triathlete and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition drove her to found her personal sports nutrition counseling & endurance coaching business, “Fuel Your Passion”. Kim has appeared on national TV as a dietitian and coach for the hit show, MTV “Made”, Zonya’s Healthbites and many local news affiliates. Kim has completed over fifty triathlons, thirteen Ironmans, four of which were World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and is currently ranked 22nd in the world among professional female triathletes.
- Friday, April 7, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 8, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
The media is quick to interpret a single research study in sports nutrition as a new fad or blanket statement for all athletes. Determining the validity of the source, as well as, practical applications for real world athletes is critical to attempting to improve exercise performance for hot topics like beets, beta-alanine, caffeine and “training-low” on carbohydrates.