Treating injuries and taking proper nutrition are the main components of sport and this is why Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee(VASANOC) will host a two day Sports Nutrition training course from today.
The course will be held at VASANOC conference room hosting coaches, trainers, sports administrators from various sporting federations.
The course will be facilitated by Rachel Scrivin who is the director of Megabite, which is the Online Nutrition Education website with courses for dieticians and nutritionists seeking current evidence based nutrition research for continuing professional development.
Day One topic will be based on the topic ‘What is Nutrition’. The participants will also go through various sub topics which includes Introduction to Sports Nutrition, Hydration, Case studies of Nutrition and sports injuries, reading food labels and concluding with evaluations.
Day two topic is based on Sports Specific nutrition and special considerations.Participants will be educated on the types of nutrition for Para-Athletes, Youth Athletes, Nutritional considerations for making weight -MMA and this will be followed by certificates of completion.
At the most basic level, nutrition is important for athletes because it provides a source of energy required to perform the activity.
Coaches are educated on the right food to give to their athletes during preparation for competition.