Promoting healthier eating options in Missouri parks
Amateur athletes are more competitive than ever. Exceptional athletes need grit, commitment and perhaps a bit of good genetic luck.
Add sports nutrition to that list. We have developed Performance Nutrition: The Competitive Edge to help athletes, parents and coaches learn the basics of fueling up for competition. Our six-module program shows how to use proper nutrition before, during and after competition to help athletes perform their best and avoid injury.
Contact your local instructor to find your competitive edge.
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News & articles
- Published: Friday, June 1, 2018
Everywhere we look we see new, great protein-boosted drinks and foods. But how much protein is really needed, and do Americans get enough or too much? Protein is one of the macronutrients required on the Nutrition Facts label of foods because it ...
- Published: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
Young athletes, eager to be a starting player or earn a scholarship, may be tempted to follow the lead of pros and use performance enhancers to gain a competitive edge. Dale Brigham, University of Missouri nutrition and fitness specialist, said high ...
- Published: Monday, March 1, 2010
Despite their popularity, energy drinks are not the best option nutritionally, said Tammy Roberts, former University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. “Unfortunately, the energy in these drinks comes from sugar and ...
Publications Date: Nov. 2, 2015
In recent years, there have been several well-documented cases of highly conditioned athletes dying unexpectedly while exercising in the heat. Understanding what causes the body to overheat can help you prevent a heat-related illness.What causes the ...
Aug. 6, 2018 - Sept. 28, 2018
This is a six module series designed to give you the knowledge you need about performance nutrition and why it is so important for athletic performance. In this course we will discuss the topics of: hydration: how much to drink and when; ...
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Meet the experts
- Susan Mills-Gray EXTENSION STATE SPECIALIST, EXTENSION PROFESSOR, HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES View Profile
- Amy Bartels COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN YOUTH & FAMILIES View Profile
- Kristin Miller NUTRITION & EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY ASSOCIATE, EXTENSION HES View Profile
- Melissa Cotton COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN YOUTH & FAMILIES View Profile
- Sarah Wood COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN YOUTH & FAMILIES View Profile