The athletic department nutrition policies have been developed by the Strength & Conditioning staff in conjunction with the Sports Medicine staff to provide athletes with a safe, sound nutrition & supplementation program . The nutrition program goals and objectives are as follows:
- To promote good eating habits first, supplementation second To maintain compliance with NCCA guidelines To educate our athletes on nutritional supplements and the risks of taking
- To educate student-athletes that supplements carry the risk of contamination and
- To encourage student-athletes to ask strength and conditioning staff and/or athletic
supplements on their own
- To standardize the purchase of supplements throughout the athletic department
Supplements intended for recovery will be given out after the workout has been finished in order to promote the recovery process . Each student-athlete should be categorized according to need . Individual needs include weight gain, weight maintenance and weight loss . General guidelines include the following:
- 1 shake or 1bar = up to 170lb.athlete
- 1-2 shakes or 1-2 bars = 170+ lb. athlete
- Priority weight gain Specific medical needs
- Gatorade, X-Milk, Special K High Performance Fitness
- Cytosport, MetRx, RockinRefuel
- Clif Bar, GO Healthy, Inc. CherryPharm
All recommendations for nutritional counseling should go through Todd Barbour (Olympic Sports) and Jason Veltkamp (football) . However, a student-athlete with specific medical or psychological needs can be referred to nutrition counselors directly from Sports Medicine without notification of strength staff . In addition, student-athletes with specific medical or psychological needs will remain under the care of Sports Medicine and will be referred for further evaluation according to departmental referral policy .
Note: Before consuming any nutritional/dietary supplement product, review the product and its label with your Strength & Conditioning and Sports Medicine staff. Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test result. Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at your own risk.