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Fueling Victory in the NCAA Football Playoffs

Heading into this football season, 67% of Power 5 conference universities employed at least one full-time sports dietitian and had for at least three years. Currently, 72% of those programs employ at least two full-time sports dietitians, a long...
21-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Survey Shows Major Colleges Spending 145% More to Feed Athletes Since NCAA Lifted Meal Restrictions One Year Ago

Major college athletic programs ramped up their spending for meals, snacks and dietary supplements to feed athletes, from $534,000 to more than $1.3 million, since the NCAA lifted food restrictions one year ago, according to a survey conducted last...
29-Sep-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nine of Nation’s Best in Sports Nutrition to Be Honored at Annual CPSDA Conference in Scottsdale May 19-22

Many of the most advanced Sports Registered Dietitians in the U.S. will be among 300 convening May 19-22 in Scottsdale, Az for the 6th annual conference of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) at the Doubletree Hotel...
19-May-2014 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Performance-Enhancing ‘Food’ Finally Finds Traction

Athletic directors and head football coaches at the major colleges have discovered the secret of sports nutrition: it’s less about fueling up before exercise and more about refueling immediately after exercise to rebuild muscle tissue and restore...
28-Aug-2013 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


America’s Top Sports Dietitians Convene in St. Louis May 20-23 for 5th Annual Conference

All the Registered Dietitians in the U.S. that work fulltime in pro or college athletic programs (“Sports RDs”) would fit comfortably in one Boeing 727. And most of them will be landing in St. Louis May 20th for the 5th annual conference of the...
17-May-2013 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sports RDs Urge New NCAA Feeding Rules to Make Athletes ‘Whole Again’ After Exercise

Sports registered dietitians working in college and professional sports are asking the NCAA to toss out rules that restrict athletes to only one meal per day and instead permit unlimited interval feedings as needed throughout the day to fully...
24-Oct-2012 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

College Football’s Top 25 Competing for ‘Food Coaches’ to Gain Performance Edge

“Food coaches” are becoming as hard for colleges to find as accurate, strong-armed quarterbacks, but 14 of the nation’s top 25 college football teams in USA Today’s preseason coaches’ poll have hired at least one full-time sports...
17-Aug-2012 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Six National Nutrition Awards to Be Presented May 18

Six national awards recognizing special achievement in sports nutrition will be presented on the evening of May 18 by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) to three sports registered dietitians (Sports RDs), two college...
17-May-2012 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sports RDs Fueled by Bama Mentorship

In an unprecedented occurrence, each of the four football programs participating in the College Football Playoff will feature a sports dietitian (Sports RD) who spent time professionally or scholastically at the University of Alabama. Amy Bragg,...
7-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST

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The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) is a national membership organization for sports dietitians. CPSDA advocates for full-time employment of sports dietitians to develop, manage, and effectively operate all nutrition-related functions for athletic and military programs.


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