Industry-Presented Webinar-The carbohydrate conundrum
Industry-Presented Webinar-The carbohydrate conundrum

Industry Presented Webinar: The carbohydrate conundrum: Are carbs essential or obsolete...

Sponsored by: Potatoes USA

There is increasing interest in low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets for improving health, fitness and athletic performance. Anecdotal evidence and case reports describe weight loss and athletic successes as a result of eliminating or severely restricting dietary carbohydrates. But, are these successes because of low-carb diets or in spite of them? This session will describe the most recent research surrounding low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets and their impact on health, fitness and athletic performance. In addition, scientifically supported recommendations for carbohydrate intake to promote optimal health and performance will be presented.

Presented by: Katherine A. Beals, PhD, RD, FACSM

Katherine A. Beals, PhD, RD, FACSM is an Associate Professor (clinical) in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah where she teaches graduate courses in macro and micronutrient metabolism, sports nutrition and research methods. Prior to the University of Utah, she held an academic appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. In addition, Dr. Beals has provided scientific counsel to Potatoes USA for over a decade.

Dr. Beals holds a PhD in Exercise Science and Physical Education from Arizona State University, is a Registered Dietitian and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She has published over a dozen articles on disordered eating and the female athlete triad, two books and several book chapters pertaining to various aspects of sport nutrition.

About Potatoes USA

Potatoes USA is the nation’s potato marketing and research organization. Based in Denver, Colorado, Potatoes USA represents more than 2,500 potato growers and handlers across the country. Potatoes USA was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, Potatoes USA is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry and dedicated to positioning potatoes as a nutrition powerhouse.

Viewpoints presented in this webinar reflect opinions of the presenter and Potatoes USA and do not reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

• Describe the hypothesized benefits of low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets with respect to health, fitness and athletic performance

• Evaluate the research supporting and refuting low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets for health, fitness and athletic performance

• Provide carbohydrate recommendations for clients for optimal health, fitness and athletic performance.


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ACSM 2.00

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