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Fueling for Performance: Sports Nutrition
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Kylene Guerra, MS,RD,CSSD, LD

  • Digestive Disease Institute
  • Department of Nutrition Therapy
  • Cleveland Clinic

Whether you are the weekend warrior, the parent of a student athlete or just starting to engage in a physical fitness program, keeping a strong and healthy athletic routine requires more than just training and keeping in shape. Maintaining proper nutrition, hydration and eating habits are essential for your body to keep performing at high intensity.

Working with a CSSD (which stands for certified specialist in sports dietetics) who has special knowledge and skills in sports nutrition may help improve exercise or sports performance. A CSSD can calculate how many total calories and fluids is needed, including how many calories and servings should come from carbohydrates, protein and fat to adequately fuel their sport. Safe, evidence-based nutrition therapy is essential to anyone – young or old - interested in optimizing health, fitness or athletic abilities.

Cleveland Clinic nutrition specialist Kylene Guerra will discuss how nutrition is a vital part of sports training.
• Proper hydration
• Recovery nutrition
• Supplementation
• Meal and snack timing

Find out if you might under hydrating yourself during exercise. What is the best time to eat when exercising and what are the best choices to consume.

Kylene Guerra is a certified specialist in sports nutrition and works in the department of Nutrition Therapy at Cleveland Clinic. Her areas of special interest include: weight management, sport and fitness nutrition, weight loss/weight gain, fueling for performance, and wellness/prevention. She received her Undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Dayton and her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Adult Fitness from the University of Akron. She completed her dietetic internship at Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

Areas of involvement include Education/Counseling at CCF Main Campus; Member of the College and Professional Sports Dietitians Association; Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group; Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Ohio Dietetic Association; Public Education Committee Co-Chair for the Cleveland Dietetic Association.

To make an appointment with Kylene, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, or any of the other specialists in our Digestive Disease Institute, Department of Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic, please call 216.444.3046 or toll-free at 800.223.2273, ext. 43046, or visit us online at www.clevelandclinic.org/nutrition.

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