Sports Nutrition: Fuel up on Information
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If as an athlete you have special dietary concerns, or would like the advice and consultation of an expert who can customize a nutritional plan for your sport and lifestyle, consider employing the services of a sports nutritionist. These resources will show you how to find one.
- Sports nutritionists have a variety of certifications and educational backgrounds. They can be certified by any one of several large organizations, including the National Association of Sports Nutrition and the International Fitness Professionals Organization. Check out the U.S. Department of Labor's page on nutritionists and dieticians to learn what differentiates the various titles under the dietetics occupation. Use this information to gauge the expertise of any sports nutritionist you might want to visit.
- Large online directories of doctors and other medical practitioners like the ones below are often a good place to find nutritionists. These sites are usually maintained by large independent organizations, rather than by nutritionist associations. It is valuable to search nutritionist associations, like the ones mentioned in our first section, as long as the degrees and credentials of the nutritionists are listed.
- Check the findingDulcinea Nutrition Web Guide for more sources of nutritionists and dieticians online.
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