Sports nutrition workshop will be held Aug. 23

A free sports nutrition workshop will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Bear Auditorium, Farr Hall of Science. Lee Hyrkas, a registered dietitian with Bellin Health in Green Bay, will be the presenter. He will address topics related to nutrition and performance.

He says nutrition is a critical piece of the performance puzzle. In particular, the amount, timing and type of food consumed at meals plays a critical role in enhancing athletic performance, overall health and recovery from competition.

Topics will include:

  • Energy needs for training and competition
  • The impact of inadequate nutrition on training
  • Carbohydrate, protein and fat guidance for peak performance
  • Fueling recommendations for pre-, during, and post-competition
  • Hydration needs
  • Tournament fueling and eating on the road
  • Healthy strategies to gain lean body mass and lose body fat
  • Building a performance plate at meals
  • Quick and healthy meal and snack ideas
  • Sports supplements
  • Sport-specific fueling (soccer, cross country, basketball, etc.)
  • Foods that boost your immune system
  • All are welcome to attend.


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