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Dietary intakes and eating habits of college athletes: are female college athletes following the current sports nutrition standards?
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PMID:  23305540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Abstract Objective: The objective of this study was to assess dietary intakes and eating habits of female college athletes and compared them with the minimum sports nutrition standards. Participants: Data were obtained from 52 female college athletes from a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I university between January 2009 and May 2010. Methods: Participants completed anthropometric measurements and dietary assessment using a 3-day food record, a 24-hour recall, and a nutrition questionnaire. Results: t tests indicated the energy and carbohydrate intakes were below the minimum recommended amount (p < .001), with only 9% of the participants meeting their energy needs. Seventy-five percent of the participants failed to consume the minimum amount of carbohydrates that is required to support training. The majority of the participants reported no regular breakfast, 36% consumed < 5 meals/day, and only 16% monitored their hydration status. Conclusions: Effective nutrition interventions are needed to improve dietary intakes and eating habits of female college athletes.
Authors:
Lenka H Shriver; Nancy M Betts; Gena Wollenberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of American college health : J of ACH     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1940-3208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Health     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214119     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Department of Nutritional Sciences , Oklahoma State University , Stillwater , Oklahoma.
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