Identifying and Assessing Low Energy Availability and Energy Deficiency in Athletes: Practical Tools and Valuable Strategies for Translation
This session offers strategies to identify and assess low energy availability and energy deficiency in athletes. Significant discussion of the differences in low energy availability versus energy deficiency will be discussed and the pitfalls of each measure will be discussed. Practical translational tools and valuable strategies will be provided to assess these measures in the dietitians office.
Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning
- Describe the operational definition of low energy availability and energy deficiency
- Summarize how to assess low energy availability and energy deficiency in the lab and in the field.
- Identify surrogate markers of low energy availability and energy deficiency
- 10.1.1 Identifies and selects valid and reliable screening tool(s) to obtain and verify relevant data in support of nutrition assessment.
- 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs.
- 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
Consultant Sports Dietitian
Nancy Williams, ScD, FACSM
Professor and Head Department of Kinesiology and Physiology; Co-Director, Women’s Health and Exercise Lab
The Pennsylvania State University