2019 Summit - Power of Protein
2019 Summit - Power of Protein

ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Power of Protein: Quality and Quantity in Healthy Eating Patterns and Sustainable Food Systems

By Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FACSM, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Emerging research has demonstrated the benefits of higher protein diets (within Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range), particularly as it relates to sports nutrition, weight management and aging. But quantity doesn’t always equal quality—and in the context of diet recommendations, can get lost in translation—especially given the complexity of our food system. Evolving science is uncovering the effects of type of protein, it’s makeup and timing (of consumption) to help optimize intake. This session aims to clear up misinformation while presenting current recommendations, trends, and research examining the impact of quantity and quality on various health outcomes and the planet.

Learning Objectives

· 1. Provide an overview of current protein research/recommendations, including new perspectives related to specific health outcomes including weight management, exercise recovery/performance, and healthy aging.

· 2. Address concerns regarding protein consumption on bone, renal and other health outcomes.

· 3. Translate the latest scientific findings on the role of protein quantity, quality, timing/meal distribution, and environmental impact into practical tips and suggestions for a variety of different clients that optimize consumption within the context of healthy eating patterns and a sustainable food system.


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Available Course Credits

ACSM 3.00

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