Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

YTF Free Online Youth Nutrition Seminar

Live Nutrition Web Session – Thursday March 26th at 11AM ET

USATF New England  is hosting Laura Morretti (MS, RD, CSSD, LDN) and Nicole Farnwworth, Clinical Nutrition Specialist both with the Sports Medicine Division of Boston Children’s Hospital for a talk on nutrition in sports.  This session is focused on the needs of youth athletes  (middle school and up) and  is meant for their consumption and participation.  Parents, and coaches are welcome to learn. Youth athletes are managing the collective demands of training, growth, and learning.  Awareness of their  nutritional needs and the signs to look for when they are under-fueled is the goal of his session. Laura and Nicole will touch on the “athlete’s plate”, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S), fueling before and after  races and practice (what and when), hydration, and the unique development window that exists from 10 to 20 years old. The session will be a combination of presentation, interaction and will end with a Q&A session. It will last about 50 minutes.
We will accommodate as many as we can. Please RSVP using this form and a link to the Zoom session will be sent prior to the session.

More about our speaker and the topic

International Olympics Committee Consensus Statement on RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport)

Nicole Farnsworth, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Nicole Farnsworth is a Dietitian with the Division of Sports Medicine and Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is additionally a NASM-certified personal trainer and the consulting sports dietitian for Wheaton College. Nicole received her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition at Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.She has a special interest in working with athletes with low energy availability, disordered eating, and eating disorders. Nicole was a varsity track and field athlete at Harvard University, competing in the pentathlon and heptathlon.

Laura Moretti Reece MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Laura completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Didactic Program in Clinical Dietetics at New York University’s Steinhardt School. She completed her dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian including intensive training at the Weill Cornell Medical Center inpatient eating disorder treatment program. Laura is a Board Certified Sports Dietitian (CSSD) specializing in sports performance based nutrition as well as treating low energy availability, disordered eating, and eating disorders in athletes. After spending six years as the Primary Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist at Appleman Nutrition and Columbus Park Collaborative in New York City,  Laura moved to Boston to take on her current role as Dietitian in the Division of Sports Medicine and the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Laura is the co-chair for the Sport and Exercise Special Interest Group of the International Academy of Eating Disorders, an instructor at the Institute for Rowing Leadership, and the consulting dietitian for the Boston Ballet Company and Schools.  She is an active member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association, The International Academy of Eating Disorders, Sports/Cardiovascular/Wellness Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Laura is also an avid skier,  competitive triathlete, and a Boston Marathon Qualifier and Finisher.

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