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Industry-Presented Webinar: The carbohydrate conundrum: Are carbs essential or obsolete when it comes to health, fitness and athletic performance?
Sponsored by: Potatoes USA
Description: There is increasing interest in low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets for improving health, fitness and athletic performance. Anecdotal evidence and case reports describe weight loss and athletic successes as a result of eliminating or severely restricting dietary carbohydrates. But, are these successes because of low-carb diets or in spite of them? This session will describe the most recent research surrounding low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets and their impact on health, fitness and athletic performance. In addition, scientifically supported recommendations for carbohydrate intake to promote optimal health and performance will be presented.
Presenter: Katherine A. Beals, PhD, RD, FACSM is an Associate Professor (clinical) in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah where she teaches graduate courses in macro and micronutrient metabolism, sports nutrition and research methods. Prior to the University of Utah, she held an academic appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. In addition, Dr. Beals has provided scientific counsel to Potatoes USA for over a decade.
Dr. Beals holds a PhD in Exercise Science and Physical Education from Arizona State University, is a Registered Dietitian and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She has published over a dozen articles on disordered eating and the female athlete triad, two books and several book chapters pertaining to various aspects of sport nutrition.
About Potatoes USA
Potatoes USA is the nation’s potato marketing and research organization. Based in Denver, Colorado, Potatoes USA represents more than 2,500 potato growers and handlers across the country. Potatoes USA was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, Potatoes USA is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry and dedicated to positioning potatoes as a nutrition powerhouse.
Viewpoints presented in this webinar reflect opinions of the presenter and Potatoes USA and do not reflect positions or policies of ACSM.
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