Lipscomb University will host a sports nutrition
conference on April 1 and 2 featuring national experts Dan Benardot, Ph.D.
and Nancy Clark.
The conference will be held at Lipscomb’s Collins Alumni Auditorium, 3901
Granny White Pike, Nashville, Tenn. 37204. Both sessions are free and open
to the public.
Benardot will present “Sports Nutrition: What Works & What Doesn’t for
Optimal Performance,” on April 1 at 4 p.m. This presentation will include
topics such as: Recommended eating and hydration strategies, Ideas for
achieving optimal energy and Advantages of maintaining fluid and energy
Clark will present “Food, Weight and Exercise,” on April 2 at 7 p.m. Her
presentation will include topics such as: Gender differences with exercise
and weight reduction, Practical food tips to balance protein and fat and How
to tame the cookie monster.
“This conference is very important because it will address the different
nutritional needs for a training diet as well as the recreational exerciser.
It will demonstrate that nutrition is not just about dietetic exchanges, but
the way you live your life,” says Autumn Marshall Ph.D., Assistant Professor
for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Lipscomb University.
“Dr. Benardot and Ms. Clark are two of the leading sports nutrition
authorities in the country. They will provide vital and useful information
for the athlete and the casual exerciser,” Marshall says.
Benardot is a Registered and Licensed (Georgia) Dietitian. He served as the
team nutritionist for USA Gymnastics during the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
He served on the U.S. Figure Skating Sports Medicine Society and was elected
on the nomination committee of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Fitness
practice group of the American Dietetic Association.
Clark is a registered dietitian who specializes in nutrition for exercise
and wellness and the nutritional management of eating disorders. She is
director of Nutrition services at SportsMedicine Associates in Boston. She
has had clients such as members of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics,
and many other elite and Olympic athletes from a variety of sports.