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Produce a leaflet, which outlines how you can support performers through advice and information and your role and benefit to them.

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Task 1: - Produce a leaflet, which outlines how you can support performers through advice and information and your role and benefit to them. FOOD FOR SPORT Twenty years ago you would be almost shocked to see professional sportsmen eating a bowl of pasta for their pre-game meal; you would have more likely seen eleven players digging into their steaks, which they believed would aid their strength and fitness. Thankfully those have since long gone and we have reached an era where a sportsmen diet is an important component to their overall performance in the sports arena. The small percentage you can add to your performance by eating the right food can be the difference between being successful and unsuccessful. Even in a short space of time the link between the body and car has become something of an old clique, professionals say that just like a car if you fill your body with the wrong fuel and it won't function to it's full potential, for example if you eat a load of fatty foods before a football match you are going to feel sluggish are therefore your performance will suffer. The importance of a sportsmen diet has become so evident that sports club now actually employ specialists into their club to help create the best diet for each individual, these professionals are either called nutritionists or dieticians. ...read more.

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Lastly, dietary fibre is needed for proper functioning of the digestive tract. Here are recommended percentages for your daily intake of food: * 57% Carbohydrates * 30% Fats * 13% Protein In terms of professional sport the food intake will be completely different from the average person. Their routine will demand and allow them to eat more food, as their body will burn off the food during heir daily routine. The biggest concern for professional sportsmen in terms of diet is making sure they eat the right food prior and after taking part in sport these are the most important meals for a sports performer. The pre-game meal will provide the performer with sufficient fuel to help them throughout the game, the after-game meal can help to repair their muscles and go a small way to help prevent injury. Football and rugby are very similar in terms of the fitness requirements and therefore the diets of participants in both sports will be similar for the pre-game and after-game meals. It has only been in the last ten years that the role of nutritionists and dieticians has come to the forefront of professional sport. You only have to look at the diet of the English football team in Euro 96 to see how recent the advancement of the sports diet is. ...read more.

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The main role of a dietitian is to promote heath through food and nutrition. Relating this to sport they will try and educate sports performers as to what type of food they should be eating for different requirements. For example, a dietitian would give advice to boxers about how to help increase muscle mass through their eating habits. Some people can get confused with dietitians and nutritionists, there are basically the same thing with just slight a difference, but there still work together to achieve the same aim. DIETICS: - the science or art of applying the principles of nutrition to feeding. NUTRITION: - the act or process of being nourished, specifically the sum of the process by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food for substances. WEBSTER'S NEW COMPLETE MEDICAL DICTIONARY (1996) A dietitian will work with people as a whole, for example a football club may employ a dietitian and they will create a diet for everyone to follow, the problem with this is that while this diet may cause one person to gain weight it may cause the next person to loose. A nutritionist is very much a personal occupation you deal with people or small groups of people on a one-to-one basis rather than as a whole, they will try and determine their own personal nutritional needs based on their bio-characteristics. Craig Bartlett Nutrition Assignment Part One ...read more.

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