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Active Voice: Getting Enough and On Time: Nutrition Strategies for Olympic Athletes

from By Dan Benardot, Ph.D., RD, LD, FACSM

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Dan Benardot, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., FACSM, is director of the Laboratory for Elite Athlete Performance at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he holds the rank of professor in both the departments of nutrition and of kinesiology and health. Dr. Benardot was the national team nutritionist for USA Gymnastics for the four years leading up to and including the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. In addition, he served as nutritionist for the USA marathoners at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and was national team nutritionist for U.S. Figure Skating from 2005-2015. Dr. Benardot was co-author of ACSM’s 1993 position statement on nutrition and athletic performance and also was a reviewer for the 2009 and 2016 ACSM joint position statements on this same topic.

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