Thought-about the primary of its variety in Australia, NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) has unveiled a diet training program for rising and growing athletes.
“This on-line program is designed to develop basis diet abilities and broaden the information of rising athletes,” NSWIS Sports activities Dietitian Rebecca Haslam mentioned.
“The course teaches them how diet could be a automobile to enhance their efficiency.”
This system delves into the fundamentals of the 5 meals teams, macronutrients resembling carbohydrates and protein and micronutrients like iron and calcium. It then focuses on diet for pre and submit coaching and diet for competitors.
“It’s very partaking with video, infographics, flip playing cards, downloadable work sheets, and animations, that are a enjoyable approach to get throughout ideas that is perhaps a bit difficult to grasp,” Rebecca mentioned.
Comprised of 4 modules, this system is geared toward 14 – 17-year-old athletes and encourages mother and father to take part within the studying journey.
“If the mother and father are on the identical web page, it’s a lot simpler for the athletes to implement higher diet practices.”
This system additionally helps athletes as they begin to journey for his or her competitors.
“It gives data on find out how to make higher diet decisions when travelling, find out how to sync diet with their competitors timeline and find out how to eat on a price range.
“The athletes can refresh and are available again to the important thing elements when they should and search for data resembling – what I needs to be consuming when I’m competing?”
The content material is straightforward sufficient for youthful athletes to know and older athletes might additionally profit from the information.
“It’s self-paced and every module has a studying exercise and reflection that reinforces discovered information and asks the athletes to show they know find out how to implement the talents and information they’ve acquired.”
This system facilitates self-directed studying and is obtainable on demand. It’s comprised of 4 modules, every taking roughly half-hour to finish.
“Finally this course will put together our rising athletes with the information and abilities they require to reinforce their sport efficiency.”
During the last 18 months NSWIS has launched into a digital transformation journey with the aim of enhancing the switch and affect of studying experiences for athletes. A key precedence is supply of a curriculum that helps a balanced athlete way of life and improves sport efficiency. The foundations of diet for sport efficiency course is step one on this course of.
“Plenty of thought and care has gone into the educational design of this course to form good diet habits and practices,” Mike Girven, NSWIS Senior Coordinator, Individuals Improvement mentioned.