All Articles by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

2017 Sports Nutrition News

In this era of highly competitive sports, athletes are always looking for ways to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to military personnel. Our longtime sports nutrition expert reports from this year's annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine on recent nutrition research from both civilian and military exercise scientists.

The Science of Fueling for Performance

Sports dietitian Nancy Clark relies on the research of exercise physiologists and sports scientists who study the best ways for competitive athletes to fuel their bodies to optimize their performance. Here are some of insights of one of the researchers she follows.

Meal Timing: Does It Matter When You Eat?

According to a recent statement published by the American Heart Association the timing and frequency of meals is important for cardiovascular health, and is particularly important for athletes. Because children and adolescents who skip meals have a higher risk of developing health issues, the issue is particularly important for parents in meal planning.

Eat Fat, Get Fat or Eat Fat, Get Healthy?

With national magazines reporting that butter is back and the Paleo diet embracing coconut oil, athletes are left wondering whom to believe. A top sports nutritionist addresses the issue of dietary fat and the sports diet.

For Athletes in Weight-Sensitive Sports: Food for Thought

It's no secret that disordered eating practices are common among weight-conscious athletes. A top sports dietitian has some helpful tips for making weight healthfully.

Hot Topics in Food and Nutrition: Updates from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Can a vegetarian athlete get enough protein? What about antibiotics in meat? Do artificial sweeteners cause cancer? These are just a few of the questions that athletes often ask in their quest to eat wisely and consume a quality sports diet. Here are some answers from an expert, based on the latest research.

2015 Sports Nutrition News

Sports nutrition news highlights from the 2015 Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine.

A Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet for Athletes Not Supported By Research

Have you been hearing stories that fats are better than carbs for fuel for endurance athletes? Maybe you have wondered if scientific research supports those stories? A top sports nutritionist reviews the evidence.

Should Athletes Avoid Junk Food?

There is no such thing as a “bad food,” says a top sports nutritionist. There is a bad diet, yes, as judged by looking at the whole day’s intake.

Running On Empty (Or Not): Answers To FAQs About Pre-Game Nutrition

The most frequently asked question athletes of all ages and abilities ask sports nutritionist Nancy Clark is, "What should I eat before I exercise? Here are answers to FAQs about pre-exercise nutrition.