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Nutrition education by a registered dietitian improves dietary intake and nutrition knowledge of a NCAA female volleyball team.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22822449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eleven female participants from a NCAA Division I volleyball team were evaluated for adequate energy and macronutrient intake during two off-seasons. Total energy and macronutrient intake were assessed by food records and results were compared against estimated needs using the Nelson equation. Dietary intervention was employed regarding the individual dietary needs of each athlete as well as a pre- and post-sports nutrition knowledge survey. Post dietary intervention, total energy, and macronutrient intake improved, as well as a significant improvement in sports nutrition knowledge (p < 0.001). Nutrition education is useful in improving dietary intake and nutrition knowledge of female athletes.
Melinda W Valliant; Heather Pittman Emplaincourt; Rachel Kieckhaefer Wenzel; Bethany Hilson Garner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrients     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2072-6643     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutrients     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-23     Completed Date:  2012-12-12     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101521595     Medline TA:  Nutrients     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nutrition and Hospitality Management, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Intake / physiology*
Health Education / methods*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Therapy / methods*
Nutritional Requirements*
Volleyball / physiology
Young Adult

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