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- What organization was founded in 1933 and helped nutrition to be recognized as an independent discipline?
- Name the classic comprehensive study Ancel Keys conducted to evaluate the physiological effects of starvation and recovery from starvation.
- Sports nutritionists require a strong background in nutrition and what other area of exercise science?
- Describe three research tools used to study health- and exercise-related aspects of nutrition and explain what types of studies could be performed using each technology.
- Describe the two primary avenues of academic preparation for becoming a registered dietitian.
- Explain the differences between dietetics, food science, and exercise nutrition and describe what types of jobs are available in each discipline.
- Determine your professional goals for a career in exercise nutrition and develop a course of study designed to meet those goals: desired degree(s) and courses needed, certifications, and the like. If you are interested in an area other than nutrition, write about how nutrition will impact your field.
- Go to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website (www.eatright.org). Write a brief description of the Academy and identify its goals or initiatives.
- Go to the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) website (www.nutrition.org). What are the benefits and expenses of a student membership?
- What does the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) have to offer a sports nutritionist? Go to the GSSI website (www.gssiweb.com), find three articles from the Sport Science Library, and then summarize them.
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