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‘Eat to Compete’ program to be offered for coaches, teachers

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:16 a.m. CDT

AMES — Helping young athletes make smart nutrition practices is the focus of a program from Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach for coaches, teachers and athletic directors.

“Parents depend on teachers and coaches to give their players accurate information about training diets, supplements and fluids,” said Barb Fuller, ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist for southwest Iowa. “These sessions are designed to help coaches and others know what kind of advice they can offer.”

The program includes information on training diets, supplements, fluids, prevention of athletic injuries, eating disorders and current research presented by faculty in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at ISU. The program, delivered as a webinar, is hosted by local extension offices. Throughout the program, activities will be facilitated by ISU Extension nutrition and health program specialists at each location.

The program scheduled for June 12 and 13 will be hosted at Union County Extension.

Participants can register for coaching reauthorization, teaching license recertification or graduate credit. Registration is online on the AEA11 website at Information is also available from local ISU Extension offices.

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